Incentives Corporation and the city offered to pay controllers' salaries and other costs, and then the governor's office pledged to keep Texas' contract towers open.
The FAA announced the move as necessary to achieve $637 million in budget cuts mandated by a sequestration, a congressional action triggered March 1 by federal lawmakers' inability to agree on a budget.
to receive Federal Aviation Administration funding through the end of the fiscal year.
However, the act didn't specifically address contract towers, whose controllers aren't FAA employees but rather private employees whose salaries are paid Babyliss Curler Wand
The letters meant to spell out Congress' intent in passing the Reducing Flight Delays Act collectively were signed by some 120 members of Congress.
Nation's contract towers will be spared
through the FAA.
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"There's a pretty good indication in that Congress believes that the FAA should fund the towers," Brown said. "That's why Congress has sent letters, passed legislation and so on and so forth. I suspect that will have some influence over what happens for next year's budget, which Congress has to consider and approve."
More recently the FAA began furloughing thousands of its own controllers as part of its budget cuts, though backed off quickly thanks to strident public and industry pressure. Congress passed the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 last month, which gave the FAA leeway to move money around and avoid furloughs of FAA controllers.
Letters sent to the heads of FAA and DOT by the House and Senate, plus aviation industry lobbying pressure, may have had an influence on the DOT's decision to spare contract towers as well.
Brown said he's feeling substantially relieved with the latest announcement, but said a permanent fix needs to Ghd Platinum Gift Set be found to the sequestration issue as it impacts airports. He can't imagine the FAA or DOT wanting to repeat the experience of the past couple of months.
On March 22 the FAA announced that Brownsville would be among 149 "contract tower" airports nationwide to lose federal funding for air traffic controllers' salaries.
From the start, when it appeared Brownsville was being targeted to lose its tower funding, Aviation Director Larry Brown vowed that the tower and the airport would remain open no matter what. The Greater Brownsville Beats Olympic Edition
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