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President Obama is praising an agreement reached late today to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Correspondent -- -- -- tells us.
It didn't take long for sideline employees to hear about.
While making the rounds on Capitol Hill today furloughed FAA engineers got the word this afternoon that the impasse over the reauthorization of FAA funding had been resolved and I can make my mortgage this month.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid issued a statement late today that read quote.
I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between house and the senate.
To put 74000.
Transportation and construction workers back to work but that oft repeated figure among Democrats of 74000.
Workers -- was an exaggeration all along says George Mason economist Stephen Fuller who crunch the numbers for -- contractors trade association probably about 44000 construction workers are out of work because -- that.
That's a pretty important numbers freshman to those workers but it -- 70000.
Secretary of transportation Ray LaHood ended another obstacle to compromise the house Republicans limitation on subsidies to small -- profitable airports.
By exercising his authority to waive the provisions that cuts have communities in Nevada Montana and New Mexico DF it would harm those communities.
The ease with which it all ended -- the vitriol underlying the dispute senate Democrats yesterday using the metaphor -- hostage taking you to describe the house Republicans a strategy.
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.
One Republican returned fire today the House of Representatives passed an extension.
The Federal Aviation Administration.
On July the twentieth.
This year there -- no labor provision and then there's no anti labor provision minute there's no poison pill -- it.
But that was the last shot fired in this unseemly battle one that might have been avoided if a little known rule change has not been encouraged by the Obama administration last year.
That governs how employees former union.
Labor organizers used to have to convince a majority of workers to former union feeling now only majority of those who -- -- -- votes are needed to form a union a much lower threshold.
House Republicans tried to change it back in their long term bill infuriating Democrats and in so doing the battle began.
Because today's bipartisan agreement is a stop -- measure that lowers that lower threshold remains in effect and it may be an obstacle to any long term FAA reauthorization.
In the future of the short term extension is expected to pass tomorrow -- Doug thank you and the Pentagon.
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