Although the House and Senate have drafted substantially different FAA funding bills, both chambers are providing full funding to preserve the contract tower program in their respective 2014 budget bills. The House would provide $140 million for the program; the Senate $140.35 million. The funding is designed to shield the program from the sequestration cuts that had threatened it this spring. The U.S. Contract Tower Association says the measure “reaffirms the bipartisan, bicameral view that ...

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