LOS ANGELES (CBS) — U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer joined the mayor Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport to call for a long-term fix to a funding shortage at the FAA.
KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reports the two political heavyweights are throwing their support behind a new deal before lawmakers in Washington.READ MORE: Scherzer Scratched As Starter For NLCS Game 6
The short-term agreement in Congress keeps the Federal Aviation Administration funded through September 16, but Senator Boxer (D-CA) wants House Speaker John Boehner to take immediate steps in order to secure re-authorization at the agency.
“The example of the FAA partial shutdown should be very clear in our minds,” said Boxer. “We can’t have that again.”READ MORE: 19 Lakers, 5 Clippers Named To NBA's 75th Anniversary Team
Boxer warned any future shutdown could result in the loss of 1.8 million jobs associated with an upcoming vote on a highway reconstruction projects.
Villaraigosa said the ongoing fight in Congress must give way to the will of the American people.MORE NEWS: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
“The call to stop the partisanship is, I think, what the vast majority of Americans and certainly the vast majority of Angelenos, are looking for,” he said.