Senate Bill Resolves FAA's Partial Shutdown

By Scott Sarvay

August 5, 2011 Updated Aug 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Senate approved a bill Friday to end a two week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Using a unanimous consent procedure, Senator Jim Webb stood up and called up the bill and urged that it be passed.

Senator Ben Cardin, serving as Presiding Officer, agreed and then called the Senate into recess until August 9th.

The bill allows nearly 4,000 furloughed FAA employees to return to work.

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