House OKs measure to end controller furloughs
April 26th, 2013
12:58 PM ET

House OKs measure to end controller furloughs

[Updated at 12:58 p.m. ET] In rare bipartisan accord, normally quarrelsome U.S. lawmakers passed a measure designed to end budget-related air traffic controller furloughs blamed for widespread flight delays.

The House of Representatives approved the legislation, capping a major congressional initiative as delays snarled traffic at airports. The House vote comes a day after unanimous approval by the U.S. Senate.

The measure - which is expected to be signed into law by President Obama - gives the Transportation Department budget planners new flexibility for dealing with forced spending cuts.

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  1. TORI©

    Oh yea. I forgot. He makes the Iranian president look like a moderate. Lol.

    April 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marissa

      Excuse me? I only drive American. And I drive Buick. I am neither a liberal or a conservative extremist such as you. And I am not surprised that you drive a Toyota. Must make Mitt very happy.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Well if you only drive "American" my slanty eyed Toyota is more American made than that crappy Buick that was made in Mexico.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Buick isn't even a company anymore, not makes any difference because a Buick Regal is a cheap immitation of a Chevy Monte Carlo. Buick is Chevy, you females really are braindead.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ¬©‚ĄĘ

    Where is the thread to comment on the insanity of a bill to have non-citizens serve as jurors in the United States of America?
    A jury of my peers, I was promised: how about an ille-
    gal
    immigrant on a death-penalty phase? Has the country gone mad? Oh, I see: it's PC.

    April 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      No, that's just how braindead and unedecated liberals are. Even worse, your president and vice president think it is an illegals "right" to become a citizen.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    ohhh boy here we go.

    April 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Lol @ s kel. More like here we go again and again and again.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      lol I know my dear it never stops. And how come cnn keeps the same old stories they bloged from Friday?

      April 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Because Obamacare and taxing the rich cased them to make budget cuts. They still call it Just In, but it won't come in till Monday.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    *facepalm*
    Obamacare has nothing to do with s kel's question in conjunction with news stories. Good grief.

    April 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      And not me again. Refrain from using my name to incite someone's ire.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Would the real banasy, please stand up.

    April 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Hint: that's not the way I fp.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I also know the function of a reply button.

      April 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

      This place is getting scary.

      April 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    lol wow mustaf , why do you attack americans?

    April 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    yeah right.

    April 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. little mister©

    *facepalm*‚ĄĘ

    April 28, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. ronvan

    I see a DISCRIMINATION problem here!? WHO are the ones that make these decisions? How about our "elecfted children" give up about 10% of the monies they have gotten from lobbyists, special interest groups, etc.?

    April 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Rats and gators together? What a concept lol.

    April 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
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