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Statement on Sequestration, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, 22 February 2013

On Sequestration and the Federal Aviation Administration

Sequestration will have a serious impact on the transportation services that are critical to the traveling public and the nation’s economy. At DOT we will need to cut nearly a billion dollars, which will affect dozens of our programs.Over $600 million of those cuts will need to come from the Federal Aviation Administration – the agency that controls and manages our nation’s skies. As a result of these cuts, the vast majority...