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Posted: 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013
By Andrew Doud
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
The finger pointing over this week’s FAA delays has already begun, and there’s a Congressional hearing scheduled Wednesday to address it.The Obama administration insists the furloughs are the only way to cover the cuts.But Republicans argue there must be other ways.Flightstats.com said Charlotte had 122 delays Tuesday, where a normal day sees less than 50.Meanwhile, the battle to come up with a solution will continue in Washington. FAA administrators will go before a House spending panel. Last week, the FAA administrator Michael Huerta called the spending cuts a series of bad choices.The forced furloughs of air traffic controllers had led to delays at many of the major airports nationwide, including Charlotte. On Tuesday, Democrats presented an option to shift money from overseas military operations to erase the cuts.Republicans rejected that option. The GOP tried to bring up its own plan, but Democrats blocked that option.Republican Sen. Susan Collins called the situation a manufactured crisis.“There are many options that the FAA itself and the Department of Transportation as a whole has to avoid this impact, this disastrous impact on the traveling public,” Collins said.These furloughs kicked in Sunday for 47,000 FAA workers.
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