FAA Closes Down At Midnight, Furloughing 4000 Workers
Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois blasts the Republicans for not letting go of an anti-union provision resulting in the shutdown.
We’re going to lay off 4,000 people at midnight tonight. Do you think that means anything to them? What I offered was a clean extension that didn’t get into the merits of this, which said let’s put this big debate aside and that debate aside and keep the agency working, the federal aviation administration. [Hatch] said, ‘No, you either take the Republican approach or else.’
And incidentally, he told you at the outset, the House Republicans have gone home. They’re gone. They sent this over and said, ‘Take it or leave it or close it down.’ That’s not a very sound choice for our country.Click here for reuse options!
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