Sequestration

Obama Signs Bill Ending Air Traffic Controller Furloughs

Well, that little political game was a bust

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President Obama signed legislation on Wednesday to end the air traffic controller furloughs from sequestration that were blamed for hundreds of flight delays last week.

The White House said Obama signed the measure, the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 (H.R. 1765), on Wednesday afternoon.

The measure to stop the FAA furloughs, which Congress passed so quickly last week that parts of it were reportedly handwritten, was delayed in getting to Obama because of a typo.