Lawmakers taking action to end delays at airports
Lawmakers are looking to end the flight delays at the nation's airportsPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Lawmakers are now looking to end those air traffic controller furloughs that are being blamed for thousands of flight delays this week at the nation's airports.
So far, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas hasn't been badly effected. There have been some delays but not like those seen at other larger airports such as the ones in New York and Los Angeles.
Last night, the Senate passed a measure that would erase about $200 million in cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration.
And the House could vote on that measure today.
Those FAA spending cuts have caused a daily shortage of air traffic controllers at many airports. This week, planes had to be spaced farther apart, slowing down the system and frustrating travelers.
Lawmakers are hoping the latest budget move will go through.
If the House approves the measure today, it would be sent to President Obama's desk for approval.