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Chairman Shuster and Rep. Tom Rice on importance of ports and waterways to the economy
White House scrambles for damage control on FAA furloughs and sequestration
The Federal Aviation Administration claims the sequester spending cuts are forcing it to delay some 6,700 flights a day, but rarely has a bureaucracy taken such joy in inconveniencing the public.
Shuster discusses the administration's decision to furlough FAA air traffic controllers, inflicting the most pain possible on our aviation system, the traveling public, and the economy.
As travellers nationwide are learning, the White House has decided to express its dislike of the sequester—otherwise known as modestly smaller government—by choosing to cut basic air traffic control services.
The FAA furloughs traffic controllers rather than cut other spending
Chairman Shuster discusses the importance of maintaining and improving our ports and waterways
Chairman Shuster writes about the economic importance of infrastructure, the federal role in ensuring that the United States is connected by an efficient transportation system, and the Committee's priority of passing a Water Resources Development Act to improve our system of ports and waterways.
Shuster and Thune outline concerns with the Administration's sequester plan, which appears designed to inflict pain on the flying public.