Skip to main content
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:33am

Another Partial Shutdown of the FAA?

Updated: 3 years ago.
(photo by Tuaussi via Flickr)

Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is supporting the U.S. Senator holding up debate on a funding extension to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA could face another partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass the measure by midnight Friday.

Republican Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma is withholding his consent to debate the bill because he wants to eliminate money for transportation enhancements.

Senator Chambliss agrees it’s unneeded spending:

"Sure it’s nice to have bike trails and gardens and sound barriers built up but we’re having to borrow that money from our children and grandchildren. We owe 14.5 trillion dollars," says Chambliss. "And what Senator Coburn is saying is 'enough is enough,' and I agree with that and we’ve simply got to eliminate the wasteful spending coming out of Washington and this is the perfect opportunity to do so."

Chambliss says he thinks the amendment will get a hearing and a vote along with the extension of the FAA spending bill Friday.

If the bill isn't brought up, hundreds of FAA workers in Georgia would be furloughed.

Related Articles