The U.S. House of Representatives April 26 moved to avert the FAA’s air traffic controller furloughs and closure of 149 contract towers with the passage of a bill to permit the agency to shift funds within its budget. Passage followed similar action in the U.S. Senate late April 25. The White House has indicated that President Barack Obama will sign it. The bill was passed within a week of the first wave of FAA’s controller furloughs, which led to thousands of flight cancellations ...


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