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Attempt to Extend FAA Authorization Blocked in Senate

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“There is bipartisan agreement that we should keep air travel employees and safety inspectors on the payroll while we work out our policy differences, but we are being blocked by a handful of Republicans,” Jentleson said. “We should not let ideology interfere with making sure that Americans’ air travel runs as smoothly and safely as possible.”

Correction: Aug. 3, 2011

The article misstated what legislation contained language that would make it more difficult for airline and rail workers to unionize. That provision was contained in a multiyear Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that the House passed.

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