Simple typo holds up bill to end FAA furloughs

Simple typo holds up bill to end FAA furloughs

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CHICAGO - APRIL 05: A Southwest Airlines passenger jet prepares to land at Midway Airport on April 5, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Southwest Airlines said it has finished inspecting its grounded 737-300 series planes and of the nearly 80 planes five of them have cracks in the aluminum skin. The inspections come after Southwest Flight 812 had to make an emergency landing when a piece of its fuselage skin was torn while on its way from Phoenix to Sacramento. The discovery prompted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing to require emergency inspections on a portion of the 737 fleet manufactured during the 1980s and 1990s for the same fatigue cracks in the fuselage like the ones on the Southwest jets. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 8:13 AM

WASHINGTON  -- The tale of the missing "s" is about to end.

The Senate and House moved on Tuesday to restore a missing letter in a bill that will allow the Federal Aviation Administration to withdraw its furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Lawmakers had rushed to pass the bill last week before lawmakers left town for their weeklong break. The typo had held up the bill and President Barack Obama was unable to sign it.

The furloughs had caused coast-to-coast flight delays that angered thousands of travelers. The FAA was already resuming normal operations, moving ahead despite the technical glitch in the legislation.


 

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