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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The End Of Furloughs

It's official. President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers, despite his preference for a governmentwide solution to sequestration. The law lets the FAA transfer up to $253 million from other programs to keep controllers on the job. The agency resumed normal operations this weekend in anticipation of the bill becoming law. Lawmakers passed the measure Friday but there was a typo. Congress had to fix it before it reached the president. The FAA said furloughs led to 863 flight delays one day last week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I rather like the idea of every department to come up with their own 2% in cuts. Across the board, I'll bet there will be huge savings in spending. (We need to call it savings, not cuts, which has a bad connotation.)