Congress looking for quick fix to flight delays

WASHINGTON Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:28pm EDT

Airline passengers look at a flight status board at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Airline passengers look at a flight status board at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California April 22, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators reached a tentative deal to fully fund air traffic controllers with a proposal that would end their furloughs, which have led to widespread airline delays, Senate aides said on Thursday.

The full Senate could vote later on Thursday to approve the measure. If so, the House of Representatives likely would vote on the measure on Friday.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Simao)

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Teneo wrote:
Business Flyers are not Neanderthals. They know that Obama is playing pure politics with the sequester FAA furloughs. As a group, business flyers write to Congress, Vote and most importantly, Contribute. Neither are Senate Democrats Neanderthals, they realize that Obama’s transparent actions will backfire for the 2014 elections.

Apr 25, 2013 11:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chekovmerlin wrote:
In other words, as long as the sequester doesn’t affect the people in their states AND themselves, sequester is OK. But sequester which actually AFFECTS REAL people should be ended. What a bunch of scared hyporites. Repubicans and Democrats. You should be ashamed of youselves, but you not. Just as arrogant as usual.

Apr 25, 2013 12:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chekovmerlin wrote:
In other words, as long as the sequester doesn’t affect the people in their states AND themselves, sequester is OK. But sequester which actually AFFECTS REAL people should be ended. What a bunch of scared hyporites. Repubicans and Democrats. You should be ashamed of youselves, but you not. Just as arrogant as usual.

Apr 25, 2013 12:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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