Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs 'Enhance Risk' At Nation's AirportsThe FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.
Flight Delays Pile Up At NYC-Area Airports After FAA Budget CutsAirline passengers are facing travel troubles. The Federal Aviation Administration has furloughed 47,000 workers because of federal budget cuts.
Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes EffectAirport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.
New Jersey Members Of Congress Decry Sequester’s Impact On Air Travel"If you think there were long lines before, you're not going to be able to imagine what it's going to be when we have the furloughs," the Transportation Security Administration's Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger HeadacheAir travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.
Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By FridayThe $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.
Fact Check Friday: #ObamaquesterThat's the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.
Gov't Watchdog: FAA Repeatedly Drags Its Feet With Whistleblower ComplaintsIn a letter sent to the White House and Congress Tuesday, a government watchdog group said that controllers in one of the busiest centers in New York slept on the job, watched movies while on duty and often violated safety rules.