FAA shutdown fix expected this week, Obama says

I sincerely hope that this FAA situation is fixed. There are so many not working because of the effectiveness of our government. I cannot believe that the Congress has decided to go on vacation when there is so much work to be done. I hope the President is right and that this situation is resolved this week.

President Barack Obama says his “expectation” is that a partial shutdown at the Federal Aviation Administration will be resolved this week.

The crisis at the FAA, which started July 23, has put 75,000 people out of work, stalled construction projects across the country and has forced safety inspectors to cover their own travel expenses while working without pay.

Congress left town for its August recess Tuesday without passing temporary financing for the agency, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other top Democrats are pushing House Speaker John Boehner to pass a temporary clean measure by unanimous consent, an option because both chambers are in a “pro forma” session.

“I again say, Speaker Boehner, stop this nonsense,” Reid said.

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