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Why the Sequester Is Working

Gene Marks | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The sequester, which went into effect on March 1, is reality. And believe it or not, it's working too. It is forcing our government to make hard choices and, like generations before, we are being asked to make sacrifices. And this is a good thing. Why?

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes FAA Bill With Anti-Union Measure | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a Federal Aviation Administration bill on Monday that includes an anti-union measure bitterly opposed by labor groups....

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: FAA Bill Shows GOP Suffering For Obstruction | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate narrowly averted another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday, passing a temporary funding bill that Demo...

Harry Reid Calls GOP Senator 'A Dictator'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A single Republican senator's objections plus a procedural snarl could force another partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administra...

WATCH: No New Jobs, Obama Delays Smog Standards And Candidates' Labor Day Plans

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

The latest jobs report, released Friday, shows that the U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate remained steady at 9.1 perce...

Labor Day 2011: The Travel News That Shaped The Summer

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

With Labor Day upon us, and the kiddies heading back to school, the end of summer is sadly in sight. To bring the season to a close, we have rounded u...

Dave Jamieson

Zero Progress On FAA Funding As Another Potential Shutdown Looms | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the authorization for Federal Aviation Administration funding set to expire in two weeks, House and Senate leadership don't appear ...

Jennifer Bendery

FAA Funding Hinges On Partisan Fight Over Unions | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The clock is ticking for Congress to come up with a way to prevent another embarrassing shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration....

Obama: Tell Congress, "No FAA? No Vacation!"

Peter M. Shane | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Our recent debt ceiling imbroglio revealed how little leverage presidents have to induce responsible behavior in a pathological Congress. Regarding th...

Political Gamesmanship Comes At Sky-High Price

AP/The Huffington Post | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million...

Congress Fiddles While FAA Burns

Kate Hanni | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Kate Hanni

On August 1, called on Congress to move forward on the FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2011. With the bill stalled in joint committee,...

Airlines Could Get $1.3 B Out Of Shutdown

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

The FAA is still in shutdown mode, despite Congress leaving town for a planned recess. As a result, some 4,000 agency employees and contractors are...

Jennifer Bendery

Ray LaHood: Congress Should Come Back Now And Pass Clean FAA Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after lawmakers hightailed it out of Washington for a monthlong recess, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday called on...

Delta To Refund Taxes Collected During FAA Shutdown | by Grant Martin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

There was hope and outcry last week after news broke that as part of its partial shutdown, the FAA wouldn't be collecting the fees that it assesses ag...

Democratic Senators To Offer Plan To End FAA Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

(AP) -- Senate Democrats will offer a plan to end the shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that includes cuts in air service subsidies to s...

With FAA Shutdown, Airlines Could Be Saving Customers Some Money -- They're Not

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is costing the government about $30 million a day -- and instead of passing along savings to...

Aviation in America: How to Spoil a Good Reputation

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

A $16 million difference of opinion is costing the federal government $30 million a day in uncollectable aviation taxes.

IRS: Airlines Can Refund Passengers In Shutdown Tax

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.27.2011 | Travel

As the FAA shutdown heads into its sixth day, the IRS is asking airlines to refund taxes to fliers who bought plane tickets before last weekend and ar...

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Of Aviation Workers Still Furloughed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,000 federal employees remained temporarily out of work for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday, as Congress appeared no closer t...

Which Airlines Are Cashing In & Who's Spreading The Love With The FAA Shutdown

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.23.2011 | Travel

In case you didn't know, the FAA was forced to partially shutdown at midnight on Friday after Congress failed to resolve a dispute over the agency's f...