U.S. Senator Kay Hagan last night helped pass legislation to reduce the flight delays that travelers in North Carolina and around the country have experienced since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began to furlough air traffic controllers on Sunday. The bill, which Hagan cosponsored, would provide the Secretary of Transportation the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent furloughs of essential employees at the FAA.
"I'm pleased the Senate has taken a bipartisan step to reduce the long, unnecessary delays that North Carolinians have experienced at airports this week, and I urge the House to act soon," Hagan said. "The people of our state shouldn't have to pay the price of partisan gridlock in Washington. I continue to seek bipartisan solutions that will reduce spending, grow our economy and help put North Carolinians back to work."