FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt speaks at a news conference to discuss the interruption of federal funding for airport construction projects and contractors at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, ... more 
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt speaks at a news conference to discuss the interruption of federal funding for airport construction projects and contractors at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, August 1, 2011. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is in background. The FAA's operating authority expired at midnight Friday, forcing a partial shutdown of the agency. Dozens of airport construction projects across the country have been put on hold and thousands of federal employees were out of work. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Henny Ray Abrams
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 12:27 PM EDT