Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to stop the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) air traffic controller furloughs:
"The U.S. House of Representatives took action today to solve a "crisis' created by the White House," said Rep. McKinley. "Using the FAA and other agencies, Obama is trying to make cuts as painful as possible. Instead of cutting duplicate programs and fraud, the President opts to target cuts to White House tours, the Boy Scouts and now air traffic control towers. It's doesn't have to be like this."
"Instead of continuing to make budget cuts clearly outlined in recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Inspector General reports that could total $300 billion dollars annually, President Obama made a choice to hand-pick cutbacks that will severely impact hardworking Americans, including our airline industry," added McKinley. "The bipartisan coalition of the U.S. House of Representatives is putting people first and not political rhetoric."