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2 planes come too close to one another at Detroit airport, FAA official says updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 01:27:00

Two airplanes came too close to one another while attempting to land at a Detroit airport, a federal official said early Saturday, days after another close incident involving three jets at a Washington, D.C. airport.

Obama invokes executive privilegeupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 07:25:00

Rep. John Mica is upset at Pres. Obama's usage of executive privilege to conceal documents important to a probe.

TSA proposes firing 7 Philadelphia airport employeesupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 20:50:00

Seven Transportation Security Administration employees at Philadelphia International Airport face losing their jobs after an eight-month internal investigation into an alleged bribery scandal, the agency announced Friday.

TSA workers disciplined for not rescreening bags and passengers updated: Mon Jun 04 2012 16:46:00

Forty-three Transportation Security Administration workers in Florida are facing disciplinary action for not performing additional screening on random carry-on bags and passengers, according to TSA spokesman David Castelveter.

Man behind GSA's lavish Las Vegas conference gone from federal agencyupdated: Fri May 25 2012 06:39:00

The man behind a lavish General Services Administration conference in Las Vegas that critics have lambasted as a waste of taxpayer money and emblematic of government excess has left the agency, a federal spokesman said Thursday.

Senate to GSA: 'Clean house'updated: Fri May 25 2012 06:39:00

It's the Senate's turn to grill hot-seaters on the GSA spending scandal. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

GSA acting chief outlines more steps to halt wasteful spendingupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 15:14:00

The General Services Administration has suspended an employee award program cited by congressional investigators for exceeding spending limits, the acting head of the agency said Tuesday.

Video mocks wasteful spending of tax $updated: Tue Apr 10 2012 05:28:00

Another video of government employees "laughing it up" on the taxpayers' dime surfaced Monday.

Another GSA official placed on leave in spending controversyupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 05:28:00

Another government official was placed on administrative leave Monday in the continuing fallout over wasteful spending involving a 2010 Las Vegas conference for government workers, the General Services Administration announced.

Government employee mocks spendingupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 15:45:00

A video created by a government official mocks wasteful government spending at the taxpayers' expense.

New video offers a glimpse inside federal agency's lavish Las Vegas conferenceupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 15:45:00

Congressional investigators are accusing the General Services Administration of violating its employee gift limit with rewards of iPods, digital cameras and other electronics, just as a video emerged of a lavish conference that shows employees drinking and making jokes about wasteful spending.

Deeper investigation of GSA spending needed, lawmaker saysupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 11:38:00

Deeper inquiries will be held into massive overspending at the General Services Administration, a congressman vowed Friday, after a video emerged showing an agency employee joking about the excess spending.

Video prompts more outrage over GSA spending updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:44:00

The same week that a report documented massive overspending at the General Services Administration, a video emerged Thursday showing an agency employee joking about the excess spending and saying he would never be investigated for it.

Standoff in Congress threatens highway construction funding updated: Thu Mar 22 2012 05:33:00

With less than two weeks before federal money runs out for transportation projects across the country, a partisan showdown is developing between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over passing a new bill.

Administration proposes increase in transportation spending updated: Mon Feb 13 2012 19:38:00

President Barack Obama wants to raise the Department of Transportation budget by 2% next year.

New rules to prevent pilot fatigueupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 13:30:00

The FAA announced a pilot fatigue rule which governs how much time off pilots have between work periods.

House GOP pair bashes TSA on its 10th anniversaryupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 17:55:00

Ten years after its formation, the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday got the type of birthday card no one wants to receive -- a blistering report from Republican lawmakers who said the agency is "bloated" and "inefficient" and has done little, if anything, to improve aviation security.

CNNMoney: Washington remains torn on FAA shutdownupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 17:09:00

Lawmakers on Wednesday appeared far from a deal to extend funding authority for the Federal Aviation Administration -- leaving some 4,000 federal employees and thousands more construction and support staff workers off the job.

Ex-insider: FAA shutdown a safety issueupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:37:00

Fmr. FAA Chief of Staff Michael Goldfarb says a partial shutdown of the federal agency threatens safety and the economy.

Senate goes on recess without taking up FAA fundingupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:37:00

The U.S. Senate went on summer recess Tuesday night without taking action to fully fund the Federal Aviation Administration, all but assuring that almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers will remain jobless for the next five weeks and preventing the agency from collecting $1.2 billion in aviation taxes.

Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billionupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 23:09:00

The House adjourned for summer recess Monday night without resolving a Federal Aviation Administration funding impasse, almost guaranteeing that nearly 4,000 FAA employees will remain furloughed for the next month, and that the federal government will lose at least $1.2 billion in airline passenger tax revenue.

Congress to airlines: Pass along savings to passengers or trust fundupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 08:33:00

Airlines benefiting from a unplanned federal tax holiday should save the money for the government or pass it along to the passengers, but should not pocket the money themselves, key congressional leaders said Tuesday.

FAA funding ends; almost 4,000 may be furloughedupdated: Sat Jul 23 2011 14:20:00

Almost 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration workers are facing furloughs after Congress adjourned Friday without passing a measure to reauthorize the agency's funding, according to the Transportation Department.

Lawmaker: Privatizing airport screening could save $1 billionupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 17:46:00

The federal government could save $1 billion in the next five years without sacrificing security by replacing federal airport screeners with private screeners, Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, said Friday.

GAO: Investigators drove 'explosive' into secure portupdated: Tue May 10 2011 22:46:00

Undercover government investigators were able to get into major U.S. seaports -- at one point driving a vehicle containing a simulated explosive -- by flashing counterfeit or fraudulently obtained port "credentials" to security officials -- raising serious questions about a program that has issued the cards to more than 1.6 million people, Congress disclosed Tuesday.

U.S. high-speed rail 'myths' debunkedupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 08:06:00

Are proposed multibillion dollar high-speed railway projects in the United States a smart move or a huge waste of taxpayer dollars?

TSA shuts door on private airport screening programupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 02:07:00

A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was "neutral" on the program.

Enhanced pat-downs necessary for now, TSA chief saysupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 20:22:00

Enhanced security pat-downs that have been vilified by travelers as legal groping are here to stay, at least for now, the federal official in charge of transportation security told CNN on Sunday.

Congressman rips FAA for failing to put photos on pilot licensesupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 16:35:00

Six years after Congress passed a law requiring photos on commercial pilots' licenses, a Republican congressman says he is dismayed that Federal Aviation Administration-issued licenses still have only two pictures on them -- those of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Report: TSA behavior detection efforts missed alleged terroristsupdated: Thu May 20 2010 21:58:00

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says behavior detection techniques failed to lead authorities to at least 16 alleged terrorists who traveled through U.S. airports.

Report questions TSA's program for spotting terroristsupdated: Thu May 20 2010 06:52:00

A new report, due Thursday, raises questions about the Transportation Security Administration's ability to keep airports safe from terrorists.

Testing of airport screening reveals flaws, GOP House member saysupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 22:53:00

The most recent independent tests of airport checkpoints showed screener performance "falling off the charts," according to the top Republican on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

'Anatomically congruent' bombupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 22:53:00

Is the 'anatomically congruent' bomb that the suspect allegedly carried foolproof to detection? CNN's Brian todd reports.

CNNMoney: Is stimulus creating jobs? Yes but ...updated: Fri Jun 26 2009 15:50:00

So just how many stimulus jobs have been created or saved so far?

CNNMoney: States lock in highway stimulus fundsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 17:25:00

Every state has committed at least half its highway stimulus funds so none will lose any of its allocation, the Obama administration said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Think gas hurts? Try dieselupdated: Tue May 06 2008 12:50:00

Rising diesel prices have slammed the trucking industry and hurt independent truck drivers, and Congress is looking for solutions.

Lack of policy behind snub of Iraq veterans at airportupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 14:33:00

Miscommunication was one of the factors that led to an incident in which U.S. troops returning from Iraq were not allowed to enter an airport passenger terminal, according to a report released Wednesday.

Time.com: A Costly Welcome for Capitol Visitorsupdated: Wed May 30 2007 08:15:00

A new Congressional visitors' center is years overdue and hundreds of millions over budget. Why is that not surprising?

Bill aims to speed airline missile protectionupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 13:32:00

Saying it could be years before commercial airliners are equipped to thwart shoulder-fired missiles, three members of Congress introduced a bill Tuesday to stem the proliferation of the weapons and to speed up certification of new protective technology.

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