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New reports this morning about a possible deal to end the federal aviation administration's partial shutdown.
The senate is expected to pass a short term funding bill today.
-- will help keep more than 75000.
Workers on the job Fox's -- DC is live in Washington here.
Close is a deal to being done.
Pretty close outs and we don't think it's gonna take long and -- to actually pass this and it's gonna go back to work at 10 o'clock this morning and mightily -- once they get in.
A few minutes for that ought to -- this very short term extension that would open the FAA all the way back up and this news really.
Comes just in time for some of those engineers who've been furloughed.
I can make my mortgage this month.
I'm very happy to make that yes like yes that's a good thing the other pay your mortgage and you know I'm just like anybody else I got three cars that don't work well and I couldn't have done six weeks.
The president says this is an important step forward the top Democrat in the senate Harry Reid thinks this feels all right for now saying quote.
I'm pleased to announce that we've been able to broker bipartisan compromise between house and the senate to put 74000.
Transportation and construction workers back to work this agreement does not.
Resolve the important differences that still remain but I believe we should keep Americans working.
While congress to settle its differences and this agreement will do exactly that so.
Democrats have certainly changed their tune it was Wednesday a handful prominent lawmakers from the left got together and called the Republican counterparts hostage takers over this whole thing those Republicans in the house.
Are glad that -- shut down now is potentially done but they're steamed that it took so long.
Frank -- beyond those says quote it's absolutely absurd that the senate took two weeks -- substantial cost of those furloughed and their families in addition.
To millions of dollars lost government revenue to finally accept the house passed bill.
Alison He also says he's gonna try to get back pay.
For those workers idled by the stop.
-- that would -- be awfully nice I should say so as you point out it was just a couple of days ago the congress seem to be at loggerheads about the so what ultimately broke the impasse.
What it was something that was there all lot of parent.
-- transportation secretary Ray LaHood had the power this whole time to grant waivers to those small airports -- subsidies have been holding up the entire deal.
So He went ahead and did that and now there's a deal.
And -- -- that they think you're gonna say thanks so much.
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