(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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                           FAA FLIGHT DELAYS

  (Mr. MICA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. MICA. Mr. Speaker, FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers and 
threats to delay flights represent an absolutely colossal failure of 
this administration. The FAA and the Obama administration knew about 
sequestration. In fact, the FAA knows, and this chart shows that, in 
fact, air traffic is down some 27 percent in the last decade.
  FAA failed to make reductions where air traffic has actually been 
reduced. The FAA knows which airports they can reduce their workforce. 
We've got a report here that outlines in detail where we have more air 
traffic controllers than we need.
  The Obama administration is poking Congress and the American people, 
the flying public, in the eye. There's no reason for this mess. I will 
tell you this: if Ronald Reagan were President, this whole fiasco would 
have been over Monday morning.