Posted by | August 2, 2011 11:49 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Republican House went on vacation without reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, furloughing 4000 federal workers and stranding tens of thousands of workers who can’t continue already-started construction projects.  They are holding reauthorization hostage to provisions that would weaken workers’ collective bargaining rights.  This is going to cost $1.2 billion in lost passenger tax revenue. Even Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is blasting the GOP’s negligence.

“We’re getting ready to leave for a month. We should not shut down the FAA because of a rider put on the extension of the FAA legislation that has not been negotiated,” Hutchison said.

“It is not honorable for the House to send an extraneous amendment” on a funding extension, she said.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.