FAA shutdown to end

Furloughed Federal Aviation Administration employees may be able to return to work soon. Lawmakers have reportedly reached a deal to fund the agency and end the partial shutdown that has lasted almost two weeks.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced the deal on Aug. 4, according to published accounts. "This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain," Reid said in a written statement reported on Politico.com. "But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that."

About 4,000 FAA employees were furloughed when funding expired July 23. The partial shutdown also put about 70,000 workers in construction jobs out of work, according to the Washington Post.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

  • gears and money (zaozaa19/Shutterstock.com)

    Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

    Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.

Stay Connected