FAA Dodges Sequester Cuts With $253M Congressional Bill

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Congress gave $253 million to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to avoid sequestration cuts and put furloughed air traffic controllers back to work after staffing issues contributed to 40 percent of all flight delays in recent days.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 361-41 early Friday afternoon, a day after the Senate approved the measure on a voice vote. The bill puts $253 million back in the agency's budget so that air traffic controllers don't have to be furloughed....
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