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Lawmakers have now passed a bill which could help cut those long lines at the airports automatic government spending cuts meant air traffic controllers.
Had to take unpaid days off and that is caused huge delays at several major airports this week but.
The bill congress is now pastor should look the Federal Aviation Administration move around some money a little bit and get the air control system back up to full strength.
Mike Emanuel over the news live on Capitol Hill Mike any plans for more fixes.
Well Greg Democrats here on Capitol Hill and also the White House are calling this measure a band -- it doesn't address some of the broader automatic spending cuts he can expect that they will push for.
More solutions like this one addressing air travel.
You could've thrown at members of congress you -- flights home.
Paulson but the fact is the delays -- -- -- in the delays are are a problem for.
Not just business travelers and members of congress but.
But for many Americans and and that's a real.
Arizona Republican Senator John McCain would also like a fix for defense saying quote it is shameful for us to make allowances.
For the FAA while doing nothing to stop the draconian cuts that are decimating our military today.
And putting our nation's security in danger so.
They are leaving town on a week's recess lawmakers but you can expect this will be a hot topic when they return in about a week right.
Like art and some Republicans saying look the the FAA already had flexibility to accomplish things.
That is right they say that they absolutely had the ability to move money around to make sure that.
Air traffic controllers the number one priority we're not put on furlough the White House and other Democrats disagreed so they went forward with this measure.
But a key house lawmakers essentially putting those in charge of federal aviation.
We are watching.
We have questions -- we want answers about how they're using these funds and how you're going to be managing the rest of your department.
Like you said at the FA hearing this last Wednesday.
The safety of our air space cannot be subject to political posturing.
So there you go at the end of a -- Political week a solution at least on this front.
To deal with those flight delays that so many Americans were dealing with much of the week -- any idea -- -- of just how long until we actually see the shorter lines.
You know every step to the White House and the FAA to try to get an estimate that the FAA says there have a statement in the works we haven't gotten it just yet but.
There is some procedural stuff in terms.
Printing the actual document getting it to the White House for the president's signature but.
All indications are in short order those lines should be reduced at that point you can either.
When your airline or the weather if you haven't electric and you'd think -- computers they get that.
Paperwork done faster Mike Emanuel.
Thanks very much.
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