Leader Cantor Statement On FAA
August 3, 2011
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement calling on the Senate to pass the House-approved FAA extension:

“Last month, the House passed a responsible measure to extend FAA funding with bipartisan support. Since that time, the Senate has dragged its feet and played politics with tens of thousands of American jobs rather than passing the House bill or producing something of their own. If the Senate had significant objections, they should have acted on them, but they again did nothing. With millions of Americans out of work, it is more than irresponsible for Leader Reid and Senate Democrats to continue to put partisanship over jobs.”

NOTE: Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) agreed to pass the House FAA extension bill, saying “sometimes you have to step back and find out what’s best for the country and not be bound by some of your own personal issues.” Later, he changed course. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters yesterday that it’s “time for the Senate to take action, which they can do today, and the president will sign it.”