BREAKING: Reid Announces Deal To Reopen FAA

This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that congressional negotiators had reached a deal to end the partial shutdown of the FAA. MSNBC reports the deal is temporary and will effectively “be the same as a clean extension,” though the mechanism is unclear at the moment. The deal does not resolve the key union issue holding up the bill, but will allow furloughed employees to return to work before Congress returns in the fall to take up a long-term reauthorization.