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Congress Considering Bill to Ease Flight Delays

Petrus64 Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 8:47 PM
The FAA was going to get a 5% increase in their budget...they got 3% increase. So, if they still have more money than before, how is it they had to cut staff hours? Makes no sense. btw, Obama already had the authority to let the FAA pull the furloughs more towards non-essential labor. They have 15,000 Controllers amongst almost 50,000 employees. He simply did it to punish people because he didn't get his way....
PMcQB Wrote: Apr 25, 2013 9:12 PM
Bureaucrats have always referred to the reduction in the amount their budget is increased as a "cut." Misleading.

UPDATE: The Senate has passed the bill described below, and it will be taken up by the House of Representatives on Friday.

With the media reporting non-stop on flight delays affecting travelers across the country, Congress is reportedly considering a bill that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration the authority to transfer money more freely intra-agency, halting furloughs and allowing Americans a relatively ordinary air travel schedule.

As the Associated Press reports:

Under a draft compromise circulated among lawmakers, the Federal Aviation Administration would gain authority to transfer up to $253 million from accounts that...
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