The U.S. Congress approved a plan Friday to eliminate the sequestration-cuts to the nation's air traffic control system, reported multiple news sources.
The bill moves $253 million from other parts of the Transportation Department to the Federal Aviation Administration, reported The New York Times.
Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland chastised fellow lawmakers for anxiously pushing the bill through just before their week-long recess, making their upcoming travels easier, reported The Chicago Tribune. "They will pat themselves on the back and say job well done," said Van Hollen, who wanted to address more than just FAA furloughs.
The Congressional approval of the plan, which President Obama agreed to sign, angered many who saw the cuts in the air traffic control system as the only cut impacting many Americans and a means to negotiate an agreement, reported The Chicago Tribune.