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Air travel: That's one silly victory over sequestration
Air travel: That's one silly victory over sequestration

So that’s how you get this Congress to spend money: You cramp their vacation plans. The House on Friday passed legislation that will end the furloughing of air traffic controllers. And what got these famously contentious representatives off their duffs? Here’s a hint from my colleague Lisa Mascaro’s story: Final passage of the quickly arranged stopgap measure came as lawmakers were boarding their own flights out of Washington for a weeklong recess. Yes indeed: Step right this way to board, congressman, for another on-time flight to get you home. Wouldn’t want to keep you from the wife and kids, and the political fundraising. Of course, that’s not the...

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