The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation to address the Federal Aviation Administration's budget bind that had forced it to furlough air traffic controllers, slowing down passengers and cargo traveling by air.
The measure, which follows similar action taken by the Senate Thursday evening, would give the FAA leeway to move money from a grant program for airport improvements to cover personnel costs and leave air traffic controllers in their jobs full time.
Airlines have bitterly complained that the delays from the sequester cuts are increasing costs and harming the economy by driving away potential customers.
The legislation is now expected to head to the White House for President Obama's signuture. - Eric Kulisch