Senate Majority Leader Reid says he and House Republicans have reached a compromise on FAA funding that will end a partial shutdown, which threatened to drag through the month of August.
"I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work," Reid noted in a Thursday statement. "This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain. But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that."
The deal amounts to a clean extension of FAA rules, but only temporarily. Once the House comes back in September, this fight will be on once again.
However, it does put 74,000 Americans back to work this month. Not even the GOP it seems wants that over their heads...especially after today's market meltdown.