FAA managers launch relief fund for furloughed workers

The White House is calling on lawmakers to return to Congress and pass an FAA Spending bill. But it may be falling on deaf ears.

Keith Laing, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive to discuss if — and how — lawmakers could pass a spending bill, as most have left town for the August recess.

Laing said though some lawmakers have dismissed calls for a bill to provide backpay for workers affected by the partial shutdown, there may be a solution for furloughed employees.

Laing said the FAA Managers Association announced Wednesday it was creating a relief fund to help pay those who have been furloughed. The group is taking public donations.