"We're asking Congress to come back from vacation, pass the bill, and put 70,000-plus people to work," LaHood said. "Whenever they want to pass something, they can do it very quickly. They know how to fix this." The FAA stalemate has largely flown under the radar as Congress wrestled with raising the nation's debt ceiling. After that issue was resolved Tuesday, lawmakers returned to their home states for the summer recess. Leaders in both political parties have blamed each other for the holdup.