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Articles tagged “sequester”

Shutdown 2013: No Passports, Closed Museums and Other U.S. Shutdown Challenges

Shutdown 2013: No Passports, Closed Museums and Other U.S. Shutdown Challenges

Reuters

Anything that certain partisan Congressman can do to prevent the U.S. from instituting relatively sensible reforms that will bring about affordable healthcare for millions must be a win for someone. Right? Meanwhile: You better hope your passport hasn't expired.

3 years ago

Sequester Cuts May Push U.S. Air-Traffic Control System to Go Private

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

All the stakeholders -- minus members of congress -- want to get to NextGen improvements as soon as possible. If that means embracing a plan previously thought un-workable, so be it.

3 years ago

Wait Times at U.S. Airports Have Reached Record Highs

Wait Times at U.S. Airports Have Reached Record Highs

Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg

Welcome to America! Now get in line for a really, really long time.

3 years ago

Lawmakers surprised that FAA ends furloughs but still may close towers

Lawmakers surprised that FAA ends furloughs but still may close towers

FAA budget cut confusion continues with lawmakers pressing the agency to use the $253 million in last-minute funding to prevent 149 tower closures, a move that the FAA is reviewing this week.

4 years ago

Bad news about air delays ending: Airports don’t have money for improvement

Bad news about air delays ending: Airports don’t have money for improvement

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Stop-gap solutions are not just temporary, getting to these solutions means money has to come from somewhere else, and that hurts those other desperately-needed projects as well.

4 years ago

Sequester grounds military jets for dozens of air shows

M.L. Johnson, Associated Press

These air shows create jobs and benefit local economies, but as far as sequester-related budget cuts go, the loss of the air shows can't be put in the same category as furloughing air traffic controllers.

4 years ago

FAA air traffic furloughs: U.S. travel to be normal by Sunday night

FAA air traffic furloughs: U.S. travel to be normal by Sunday night

Alwyn Scott, Reuters

A week's worth of delays and drama produced a quick resolution by Congress that was timed nicely to when the 500+ senators and members of congress had to fly home to their constituents.

4 years ago

Sequester flight delays only got solved due to high profile and heavy lobbying

Sequester flight delays only got solved due to high profile and heavy lobbying

David Lawder, Doug Palmer, Reuters

4 years ago

FAA furloughs end after U.S. Congress relaxes the agency’s budget constraints

Laura Litvan and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Politicians couldn’t bear the thought of their own flights getting delayed during next week’s recess, but we still have to ask why go through the pain of flight delays, job furloughs, and political jarring just to reallocate the appropriate funds one week later?

4 years ago

Senate approves last-minute bill to end air traffic furloughs

Senate approves last-minute bill to end air traffic furloughs

Associated Press

Always last minute with our political leaders these days, it seems. Another day, another short-term fix, but at least a fix.

4 years ago

Updated: Lawmakers scramble on air furloughs, as Senate going on a recess

Laura Litvan, Bloomberg

Shameful, as one of the most prominent industries in U.S. is held hostage to the partisanship, and the lawmakers don't even care enough to move fast before their holidays.

4 years ago

JetBlue CEO says sequestration is “holding traveling public hostage”

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Despite airline deregulation, these furloughs highlight the industry’s, sometimes beneficial and other times detrimental, continuing dependency on U.S. regulation and lawmakers.

4 years ago