Senate Passes Bill to Eliminate FAA Furloughs

Now headed to the House


Senators approved a last-minute deal Thursday night to eliminate furloughs to air traffic controllers after thousands of flight delays piled up nationwide this week.

The bill would allow the Department of Transportation to shift $253 million in funds to the FAA's operations account to prevent the worst of the sequester's aviation pain, at least until Oct. 1, when the next fiscal year's automatic budget cuts hit.