WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (C) holds up a copy of legislation that would continue fuding for the Federal Aviation Administration during a news conference with ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 03: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (C) holds up a copy of legislation that would continue fuding for the Federal Aviation Administration during a news conference with (L-R) U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Rockafeller (D-WV), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats blamed Republicans in the House of Representatives for refusing to pass a "clean" bill to fund the FAA, leaving 4,000 agency employees out of work and relying on airport safety inspectors to continue working without pay. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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