Senators Place Spotlight On Tower Funding

By Kerry Lynch kerry_lynch@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

But even if the agency moves to preserve the towers under the legislation, the senators note the bill only provides FAA flexibility for 2013.

“The solution announced by the secretary solves the problem only for the next five months,” Mikulski and Cardin say in their joint statement. “The crisis created by furloughing air traffic controllers and the plan to close the nation’s federal ATC contract towers only served to highlight the fact that sequester is not good policy. It’s destructive to our economy, reducing employment when we should be stimulating it, and damaging priorities that are important to the American people.”


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