Transcript for Airline Delays Over? Senate Approves Plan
What could be the end of airport armageddon. And all those delays. Action finally happening on capitol hill, to cut the furloughs of air traffic controllers that have caused flight delays coast-to-coast. Abc's david kerley is at reagan national airport for us there in washin good morning, david. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Good news for fliers. The delays were the main way that voters were feeling the impacts of the spending cuts. Congress is ready to take a week off. Members decided they needed to do something before they jumped on planes and left town. All week -- everything is being backed up because of the faa issues. Reporter: All across the country -- we don't want you to be here. Reporter: About 1,000 flights a day delayed. We just sat on the tarmac for about an hour. Reporter:10% of air traffic controllers, told to stay home. Furloughed. But this morning, the blame game could be over. All flight, come on down. Reporter: Republicans say the administration were making the cuts more severe than necessary. But the white house says its hands were tied. The sequestration cuts ordered across the board by congress. These are simply irresponsible cuts that have real and detrimental impacts on the traveling public. Reporter: Thursday night, without even a roll call vote, the senate approved a plan to allow the federal aviation administration to move $250 million from other accounts. No new money. But controllers would be back in the towers, hopefully ending those dreaded delays. Now, here's the good news. The house could take this up today. And this could also cancel the closing of the smaller towers slated for this summer. We say washington is dysfunctional. But when members hear complaints and it's going to affect them, it's amazing how fast they can act.
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