Despite a last-minute push by US President Barack Obama, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Congress adjourned Tuesday for a five-week recess with the partial shutdown of FAA unresolved, making it likely that many of the agency's functions will remain unauthorized into September (ATW Daily News, July 27). Obama and lawmakers were able to reach an 11th-hour agreement on legislation to raise the US government's debt ceiling ahead of a Treasury ...

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