FAA Shut Down Continues Amid Senate Recess

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The partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration will continue until September because Senate lawmakers left town without resolving a stalemate over rural air service subsidy cuts.

The partisan acrimony has left nearly 4,000 FAA workers jobless.   

The government may already have lost more than $200 million in taxes on airline tickets and may lose up to $1 billion in coming weeks.

The bill authorizing the agency to collect taxes has expired and the Senate hasn't passed a new one.

Air traffic controllers will remain on the job during the shut down.

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