Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays

Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays

FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers are causing flight delays across the country. Diane and her guests discuss how the fight over budget cuts is affecting air travel.

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.

Guests

Stephen Moore

member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.

Jim Tankersley

economic policy correspondent at The Washington Post.

Scott Lilly

senior fellow at Center for American Progress.

Patricia Gilbert

executive vice president at National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

Ray LaHood

U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Bill Shuster

Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania and Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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