The Federal Aviation Administration will soon recall thousands of furloughed employees, restart hundreds of stalled airport construction projects and begin collecting millions of dollars in airport ticket taxes.

The Senate on Friday signed off on a House-passed bill temporarily extending reauthorization of the FAA, ending a standoff between Democrats and Republicans that had partially shut down the agency for two weeks. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill by this weekend, which will put 4,000 federal employees and roughly 70,000 construction workers back on the job as early as Monday.

But because the extension only runs through Sept. 16, lawmakers will still need to hammer out a longer-term deal when they return from their summer recess early next month.

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