Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays
Airline passengers are beginning to feel the effects of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. The FAA has ordered one-day furloughs every other week for all of its 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, beginning this week. On Monday, more than 1,200 flights were delayed as a result. The White House blames Republicans and botched budget negotiations. But Republicans accuse the administration of mismanagement and using flight delays for political advantage. Diane and her guests take a look at how the fight over budget cuts is affecting air travel.
member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.
economic policy correspondent at The Washington Post.
senior fellow at Center for American Progress.
executive vice president at National Air Traffic Controllers Association.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania and Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.