The Federal Aviation Administration will shutter some services at midnight after Congress failed to pass a temporary funding extension for the agency today.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the shutdown means the FAA will furlough as many as 4,000 workers and stop collecting around $200 million a week in airplane-ticket and other taxes until a resolution is reached.

LaHood estimated about $2.5 billion in airport construction projects would halt. Essential employees, such as air-traffic controllers, however, will remain on the job.


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