Short-Term Patches Like FAA Fix Let Sequester Dig In Heels

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT) -- Recent legislation has blunted sequestration's impact on air travel delays caused by Federal Aviation Administration furloughs, but some observers worry that a piecemeal solution that addresses the most pressing and public effects of sequestration will harm longer-term efforts to undo the arbitrary cuts in other areas of government spending.

President Barack Obama signed the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 on May 1, giving the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility to reprogram $253 million in funds to put furloughed air traffic controllers back to work, after staffing...
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