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There's nobody in the office writing those grants right now.
Airport construction projects around the country worth eleven billion dollars are now sitting idle.
Along with some 70000 contractors who have been furloughed or fired or just like anybody else just trying to go to work get a paycheck this half finished control tower at Oakland international airport is a prime example.
These are not controversial project.
-- -- projects that are approved.
The Federal Aviation Administration shut down nearly two weeks ago the transportation secretary is calling on congress.
To end the deadlock.
This is no way to run the best and the safest aviation system in the world.
And it's no way to get America's economy moving again.
Air traffic controllers an airplane inspectors are still working.
But no one is collecting airline ticket tax revenues.
We -- need to act on this issue now 75000.
Americans demand it.
The president says if the standoff drags on until congress gets back after later today.
That could cost the country a billion dollars.
Let the billion dollars.
At a time when we're scrambling for adults can.
Get left on the table because congress did not act.
At issue -- sixteen point five million dollars in subsidies to rural airlines Democrats want to extend subsidies and Republicans do not.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid says the main concern.
Elements of the house bill that He cause anti union.
In New York Ainsley Earhardt Fox News.
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