Administration Desperate to Prove It Wasn’t Crying Wolf

Today I called on the Obama Administration to stop engineering flight delays and instead turn to a common-sense approach to budgeting. 

The President and his Administration traveled the country and tried to stir up anxiety and concern and fear over the imposition of the sequester, warning that the sky would fall like a modern-day "Chicken Little." Well, it's been almost two months since the sequester took effect, and the Administration's claims that the sky would fall have each proven to be false.

With all of these bogus claims, it seems that the Administration is desperate to prove that it wasn't crying wolf after all. All across America, businesses work hard to take care of their customers because they know their livelihood depends on their ability to satisfy their customers' needs.

When it comes to the Administration and the federal government, the FAA and this White House are deliberately trying to make it harder on their customers – the people that use the airways and fly airplanes.

This morning, I joined with Sens. Hoeven (R-ND) and Klobuchar (D-MN) to cosponsor bipartisan legislation that would direct the FAA to eliminate the flight delays it has imposed on air travels, by giving the Secretary of Transportation additional authority to transfer funds within the department’s existing budget.

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