A deal has been reached with the help of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that will reopen the FAA.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

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Secretary LaHood will grant waivers re-establishing subsidies for small airports in NV, WV and MT.

The deal brings joy for FAA employees and contract workers.

Some got the news while at Capitol Hill trying to petition Congressmen to come to an agreement...

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President Obama released the following statement on the deal:

I'm pleased that leaders in Congress are working together to break the impasse involving the FAA so that tens of thousands of construction workers and others can go back to work. We can't afford to let politics in Washington hamper our recovery, so this is an important step forward.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released this statement, announcing the deal:

"I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work. This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain. But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that."