With most members on their way to the airport for a week-long recess, the House today joined the Senate with a vote to end the furloughs of air-traffic controllers. Iowa Republican Tom Latham stated, "We are taking this action to end the administration's political games that threaten our passengers' rights and their safety." The vote was 361 to 41, but Democratic whip Steny Hoyer said it didn't go far enough. "Instead of dressing this serious wound with a small band-aid, let's get to work on a real solution." Lori Montgomery reports on economic policy for the Washington Post.
Congress Scrambles to End Air Traffic Furloughs
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