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April 26th, 2013
09:01 AM ET

Rep. Van Hollen: House vote on FAA furloughs 'just a band-aid,' replace the sequester

On "Starting Point" this morning, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talks about expected House vote to remedy FAA furloughs, and issues with the forced spending cuts.


Filed under: Budget • FAA furlough • Forced spending cuts • Sequester
April 26th, 2013
07:29 AM ET

House could vote to end flight delays today – Zain Asher reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

Washington (CNN) - Lawmakers are expected to take up a proposal Friday aimed at ending budget-related air traffic controller furloughs that have been blamed for widespread flight delays.

The U.S. Senate approved the measure Thursday. The House of Representatives is set to vote Friday, ending a major effort by both chambers as delays snarled traffic at airports.

The bipartisan agreement giving Transportation Department budget planners new flexibility for dealing with forced spending cuts cleared the chamber unanimously.

This morning on "Starting Point," CNN's Zain Asher reports on federal government efforts to fix travel delays and recaps delays expected today at the nation's airports.

READ MORE: House set to vote on proposal to end air traffic controller furloughs


Filed under: Air travel • FAA furlough