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Davis Sponsors Legislation to Restore Funding to Air Traffic Control Towers

Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville has announced that he co-sponsored legislation to restore funding to all 149 air traffic control towers which have been slated to close on June 15th, including the towers at airports in Bloomington, Decatur and Bethalto.

The bipartisan legislation restores the funding for 149 contractor-operated air traffic control towers through fiscal year 2013 without appropriating any new funds by leveraging unobligated funds within the FAA’s current budget.

This legislation 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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