Congress may lose access to trips on Air Force jets under sequester
A North Dakota Air National Guard 119th Fighter Wing C-21A Learjet passenger aircraft. (U.S. Air Force)
Members of Congress might be flying with the rest of us more often if the sequester happens on Friday.
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley has said the service will have to stop offering congressmen and senators VIP jets for overseas junkets if the forced budget cuts kick in, according to the Washington Post.
Flying commercial will be harder after the cuts as well – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Sunday that the FAA will have to start furloughing air traffic controllers if the cuts aren’t halted.
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