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.

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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.”

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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.

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“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.