U.S. Senate reaches deal to end FAA furloughs - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Legislation ending air traffic control furloughs approved


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Congress has approved legislation that will end furloughs for air traffic controllers. Since the furloughs went into effect Sunday, hundreds of flights have been delayed daily across the U.S. daily.

The House approved the measure Friday on a 361-41 vote. The Senate voted on the bill Thursday.

Danielle Lama will have more on the local impact of this vote tonight on 27 News at 5 & 6.


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday night to end furloughs for air traffic controllers.

The measure allows the Federal Aviation Administration to move around money to prevent staffing reductions through September.

The furloughs have led to long delays at major airports across the country.

Officials say the bill could also prevent the closure of air control towers at small airports.

The House of Representatives could vote on the bill as early as Friday.

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