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Effects of Furloughs

Updated: Tuesday, April 30 2013, 09:53 PM EDT

A mountain congressman gets a first hand look at the possible effects of sequestration on the Asheville Regional Airport. Congressman Mark Meadows toured the air traffic control tower at the airport Tuesday.


Because of the automatic budget cuts, the FAA forced air traffic controllers to take mandatory furloughs causing flight delays across the nation. The senate recently voted to end those furloughs.


Meadows, who is on the aviation subcommittee, says he wanted to learn more about how to cut the budget straight from local sources. Meadows says he plans to bring in some of our local air traffic controllers to advise the committee.

Effects of Furloughs


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