FAA managers launch relief fund for furloughed workers

Keith Laing, staff writer, The Hill

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 9:35 am

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.