U.S. Travel: "Fiscal cliff" deal only delayed government budget cuts

01/7/2013 | TravelPulse

An impending round of government spending cuts included in the "fiscal cliff" was not averted by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, but delayed for two months, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said in a message to members. The cuts could have a severe effect on operations of government agencies related to travel, such as the departments of Transportation, Homeland Security and State. "We are primarily concerned about the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration to manage increased travel loads on a reduced budget," Dow said.

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