Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has demanded the bill is passed to end the Federal Aviation Administration closed. At a White House briefing yesterday, LaHood said: “Congress needs to pass a clean bill so our 4,000 FAA employees who are without a paycheck since last Saturday can come back to work.” “For all of my friends on Capitol Hill who give speeches every day about jobs, the importance of jobs, putting people to work, this is not the time to be laying off 70,000 construction workers.” LaHood believes the sticking issues relating to unresolved labor and air services can be resolved

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