Rep. Davis co-sponsors bill to fund air traffic contol towers

By WEEK Producer

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C -- A bi-partisan bill has been introduced in Congress to restore funding for the 149 air traffic control towers slated to close June 15th.

Representative Rodney Davis is a co-sponsor of the bill.

The republican says the "sequestration cuts towards the towers are wrong and short-sighted."

Supporters say the funding will be restored without appropriating any new funds by leverging unobligated funds within the FAA's current budget.

The house bill is similar to a bipartisan amendment offered last month to the Senate appropriations bill but was denied a vote on the Senate floor.

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