US President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass a "clean extension" of FAA funding when it returns from its August recess next week, urging lawmakers to "stop the political gamesmanship" that led to a partial shutdown of the agency in late July/early August (ATW Daily News, Aug 5). During brief remarks Wednesday regarding transportation, Obama did not delve into the specific issues surrounding FAA reauthorization or clarify whether he wants Congress to send him a ...

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