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I'm Bret -- lawmakers wearied from the long flight over the debt ceiling are being dragged into another scuffle long distance.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports now the president is getting involved as well pretty much.
Good evening -- some 4000 FAA employees have been furloughed.
Construction workers on airport projects.
Have been sent home without pay house Republicans say they've done their job the many Democrats are unhappy.
This is a lose lose lose situation.
My expectation that I think the American people's expectations that -- -- before the end of this week.
Earlier the transportation secretary appealed to congress to resolve the partial shutdown of the FAA which began July 22 here I'm calling him back.
And come back to Washington.
Leave your vacations and just a couple hours come back congress majority leader Eric Cantor told Fox's Neil Cavuto.
Well you know the senate left town failed to act and it's pretty much par for the course it's very difficult for them to get anything done without funding the FAA cannot collect airplane ticket tax is about 360 million dollars so far.
But could end up being more than one billion dollars if congress does resolve it before returning in September.
But speaker John Boehner in a statement said all that's needed to end the crisis is for the senate to pass the house approved FAA extension.
And quote the only reason so many jobs are at stake is senate democratic leaders chose to play politics rather than pass the house bill.
If senator Orrin hatch says the senate could do it without a roll call vote.
-- they could do a pro forma.
With the unanimous consent request and take that Smallville that would put things over til September -- OK everybody keep people working which and I guess it just can't take yes for an answer.
Today leading Democrats accused reporters of buying the Republican line this is certain ninety -- that comes with your question.
It's as if someone puts a gun to your head and says give me your money and then you say why won't you give them their money.
You leave out the whole contacts that there's being a gun held to your head and that is not fair and that is not right.
When asked about the house passed bill or if the president to take action himself -- responded.
Really our focus is on getting congress to come back and fixing this legislatively.
That's were were focusing all of our time and energy that's what really needs to be done congress has done -- 120 other occasions they've done in the short period of time.
-- today majority leader Harry Reid sent a letter to speaker John Boehner asking that they put aside their differences and pass a clean short term extension.
To put those affected back to work.
More on this with the panel Mike thank you --
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