Tens of thousands of federal workers in New York City continue to feel the impact as the partial government shutdown continues.
Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.
The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.
About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was brought to the United States last month. He’s charged with conspiring to kill Americans in his alleged role as al Qaeda’s top propagandist after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He has pleaded not guilty.
Before the sequester took effect on March 1, President Barack Obama and other administration officials warned that the cuts could mean canceled flights, longer security lines and other hassles. But South Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), who is the chairman of the House Aviation subcommittee, said that hasn’t come to bear.
Following record-breaking snowstorms, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg faced bumpy questions Wednesday about recent cuts to road repair workers.