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The Fox News alert where the president now is asking congress to come back from August recess and settle this stalemate.
Over the funding for the Federal Aviation Administration the FAA thousands of Americans have been furloughed as a result.
From the White House now the secretary of transportation is -- it's there.
Good morning to you and thank you good morning your time -- -- the house says it's done its work its -- down the democratic led senate to follow.
-- do you disagree with that.
I think congress should come back.
-- vacation passes bill put over 70000 workers back to work I've heard a lot of speeches over the last few days about jobs and putting people who work.
The quickest way to put seventy plus thousand people to work including FAA employees in construction workers is for congress to pass the bill.
And the president will sign it and will have seventy plus thousand people back to work.
On construction sites and in our FAA jobs I don't disagree here when you look at the jobs number that we've been following now for a couple years.
But is it smart for the taxpayers to subsidize.
And airports arguing about it to the tune of 3700.
-- -- dollars a ticket.
Is that a smart way to spend money.
What is not smart bill is have congress leave town on their vacations while they get a paycheck and seventy plus thousand people are out of work.
Not getting a paycheck these controversial items that you just mentioned can be worked out congress passed a bill on twenty different times without.
Dealing with any of these they can deal with them they can handle these.
They've they've they've passed this bill on twenty other times so seventy plus thousand people.
Are not out of work and by the way.
For all the people who care about debt and deficit around here and all the speeches that have been made a billion dollars in taxes is not going in to the federal coffers.
So I think those conservatives -- great -- great speeches about debt and deficit.
Let's put that money in the coffers that's -- tax that's not being collected so you because people were off just back to the question you're okay with the subsidies.
3700 dollars in small airports and about.
Bill that has been a part of the FAA program if congress doesn't like -- haven't debate.
Make the changes they wanna make bill.
It but don't hold hostage seventy plus thousand Americans.
Who want to go to work this is the construction season.
This is the time when this is the bread and -- time for construction workers.
If congress has the dispute about a program work it out don't hold people -- -- -- Congress is on vacation they're getting their paychecks let's do the same for other.
America isn't just is not fair to the American people I apologize in -- at what what's the chance that they are they break from August recess and come back.
I don't know what what are the chances I'll have a rare look I hope the chances are good if you look at congress cares about.
American jobs and the American people they can come back for a couple hours come back from their vacation single back on vacation.
But come back and pass the bill this is not the way to treat American workers will quickly simply is not -- -- way to run this.
The best airlines the best aviation system in the world we've heard it's not -- but but the house is made its move and it's waiting on the senate do you disagree with that.
And if not -- what is the democratic leaders in the senate who have not move the bill.
Well look at there is this this is a bill that could be passed within a couple hours come back congress come off your vacations.
-- -- your pay gimmick to -- these other Americans who are hard working people it can be done in a couple hours I'm mr.
secretary thank you for your time Ray LaHood and thank you -- White House appreciate your time sir.
We'll see whether.
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