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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/01/2011

FAA to remain in partial shutdown through September

The Federal Aviation Administration will remain partially shut down until Congress reconvenes in September.

The House is not expected to take up any legislation on funding the FAA before the chamber adjourns later Monday, according to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office. The chamber’s last major action Monday will be a vote on the debt-limit compromise that was negotiated by the White House and congressional leaders and announced on Sunday night. After the vote, the House will be in recess until Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The Senate is expected to adjourn Tuesday after it takes up the debt-ceiling measure, which is expected to pass. Senators will then be back in their home states until Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The FAA’s partial shutdown has cost the country $30 million a day in uncollected taxes and has caused 4,000 workers to be furloughed, including 1,000 in the Washington area.

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