NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 2011
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(Washington: Lisa Myers) The stalemate in Congress over the FAA budget that is causing airport construction projects to be halted and workers to be laid off featured; details given about the insistence of House Republicans that a funding bill must curb subsidies for flights to rural airports and the government’s loss of airline ticket taxes. [FAA engineer Dan STEFKO- worries about paying his mortgage.] [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD- says this is not the way to treat people.] [Representative John MICA- says we’re trying to end these wasteful subsidies.] [Representative Steny HOYER- criticizes Republicans.]
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