Friday factcheck: Misleading data mars FAA debate

04/26/2013 | FactCheck.org

The House and Senate voted this week on a bill aimed to end furloughs of air traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration. However, some critics of the furloughs used misleading numbers during the debate, reports Robert Farley. House transportation panel chair Rep. Bill Shuster was among those who claimed the FAA could save $500 million a year by hiring fewer consultants -- but in fact the administration spends only $21 million a year on consulting fees.

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