White House comments on FAA-imposed delays

04/23/2013 | Hill, The

The White House said flight delays stemming from the furloughs of air traffic controllers could have been avoided if Congress had reached an agreement to avert the sequester. "This is a result of sequester that is never meant to be law," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. "And it was never meant to be law because of consequences like this." Meanwhile, the airlines launched the "Don't Ground America" campaign urging citizens to send a message telling Congress and the administration that they oppose FAA-imposed flight delays.

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