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Reid: Compromise in hand to reopen FAA

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has furloughed 4,000 FAA employees and left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:36pm EDT

FAA managers launch relief fund for furloughed workers

Keith Laing, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, told the Federal Drive the FAA Managers Association has created a relief fund to help pay furloughed FAA workers. The group is taking public donations.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 11:13am EDT

Thursday morning federal newscast - August 4

On today's Federal Drive, an update on the FAA shutdown, the White House names a new federal chief information officer to replace Vivek Kundra and the General Services Administration adds nearly 600 small IT firms to the STARS II contract.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 08:52am EDT

Another six weeks of partial-FAA shutdown

Congress failed Tuesday to act on an FAA reauthorization bill before the adjournment of both houses for the August recess. The failure to act will extend the furlough of 4,000 workers into mid-September.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 08:38am EDT

Feds and Turkeys Facing Same Fall Fate?

What's the primary difference between a mid-career federal civil servant and a mature turkey? One thing they have in common is a Thanksgiving deadline, senior correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 02:00am EDT

FAA shutdown puts contractors 'in a real bind'

Cindy Troutman, the president of CGH Technologies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose, to give her perspective and to provide one snapshot of how the partial shutdown at FAA is affecting contractors.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 05:39pm EDT

Six-week FAA furlough looms

Congress appeared poised Tuesday to adjourn for their summer recess without coming to an agreement on an FAA reauthorization bill. The failure to act would extend the furlough of 4,000 workers into mid-September. "We haven't done our jobs," Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told Federal News Radio Tuesday morning, calling Congress "dysfunctional."

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 03:43pm EDT

Hardship all around in FAA dustup

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is urging Congress to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration before lawmakers fly home for the August break. LaHood said 4,000 FAA employees, about 70,000 workers in the private sector and more than 200 airport projects are depending on them.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 05:45am EDT

Cardin: Congress could end FAA furlough this week

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told the Federal Drive a bill putting FAA workers back to work could be taken up by Congress as early as this week. However, lawmakers don't have long to act; they are set to enter a recess starting next week.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 11:16am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 1

On today's Federal Drive, even though Washington's political leaders struck a deal on the debt limit, the FAA partial shutdown continues. Plus, more details on changes to OPM childcare benefits and buy-out guidance.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 09:00am EDT

Mica: No end to FAA standstill in sight

House Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) is at the center of the legislative stalemate over FAA reauthorization. He spoke with Federal News Radio about the impact it's having on FAA workers.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 02:46pm EDT

Agency credit unions ready to step in during default

Some federal agency credit unions are offering short-term loan programs as the country nears the Aug. 2 deadline of defaulting on its debt.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 02:26pm EDT

CHCO panel: Fed careers still attractive

Agency-level chief human capital officers who sat down for Federal News Radio's panel discussion discussed hiring, firing and why federal service - in spite of furloughs, pay freezes and shutdown threats - remain attractive careers.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 02:18pm EDT

Babbitt: FAA 'held hostage by political fight'

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt gave Federal News Radio an update on the furloughs and disrupted construction projects as the partial FAA shutdown ended its first full week. Babbitt assailed the "political fight" in Congress that left the agency without funding beginning last Friday.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 12:26pm EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - July 29

On today's Federal Drive, DHS gets a new chief human capital officer, and the Senate ponders legislation governing online access agency reports and a Pentagon mentoring program.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 08:48am EDT

What guidance are furloughed workers getting from FAA?

President of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 200 joined the Federal Drive to talk about the toll the partial FAA shutdown is taking on Atlantic City International Airport workers.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 10:19am EDT

Thursday Morning Federal Newscast - July 28

Today on the Federal Drive, details on the General Services Administration's switch to cloud computing and how the continued wrangling over the debt ceiling may be hurting efforts to resolve the partial FAA shutdown. Plus, how the International Space Station will meet its end.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 09:22am EDT

House Dems introduce 'clean' FAA funding bill

Democrats in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure introduced a bill Tuesday that would fund the Federal Aviation Administration and end a furlough of 4,000 FAA when funding expired at midnight Friday.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 02:16pm EDT

FAA furloughs overshadowed by debt ceiling

"There's not a whole lot of talk about this, because it's just overcome by the whole debt ceiling crisis," says Mike MacDonald, regional vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
July 27, 2011

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 11:46am EDT
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