Thu., August 4, 2011 5:50pm (EDT)

FAA Workers Relieved By Compromise
By Melissa Stiers
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
It’s uncertain when the 74,000 furloughed workers will return to their jobs.  (photo by Tuaussi via Flickr)
It’s uncertain when the 74,000 furloughed workers will return to their jobs. (photo by Tuaussi via Flickr)
Congress has reached a deal to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. That's according to a statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. It’s a relief to thousands who are furloughed.

Manager of the FAA’s Atlanta Airport district office Scott Seritt has been out of work for nearly two weeks.

He’s happy to hear news of a bi-partisan compromise.

"I have a staff of sixteen. I have a single mother who has a son who will be a freshman in college in two weeks. She’s got a mortgage, and now there’s going to be some income in that household and that’s just great news."

Seritt’s office administers hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants to improve airports in the region.

It’s uncertain when he and the other 74,000 furloughed workers can return to their jobs.

US Senate leadership announced the deal but gave little details.