US Sen. Warner: Air safety, security in jeopardy as shutdown lingers

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US Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) warned of dire consequences for the air travel system if thousands of FAA workers, air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents miss their second paycheck, as the ongoing partial government shutdown—now in its 34th day—shows no sign of letting up.

His remarks came during a Jan. 24 press conference at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), held to highlight the negative impacts on aviation from the lapse in federal appropriations.

“Continuing this shutdown will cripple our national aviation safety, it will cripple our system and it will provide more than a $1 trillion dollar hit to our economy,” Warner said.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Giang Tan  http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-sen-warner-air-safety-security-jeopardy-shutdown-lingers