A4A: Travelers deserve action from Congress, Obama on sequestration

Lawmakers are working to stave off the $85 billion in cuts that will take place March 1 if sequestration isn't stopped. The weight of the reductions might not be felt immediately, and airline industry and labor unions are "being careful not to engage in the Washington blame game," Politico says. A4A spokeswoman Jean Medina says travelers deserve action from the Obama administration and Congress. If sequestration is not averted, "Congress and the president must find a way to amend the indiscriminate nature of the cuts so they don't impact our air transportation system, which is a major driver of the economy," Medina said.

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