Congress passes bill to end air traffic controller furloughs

NBCNewsTravelNBC News- The House approved the “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” Friday – just before the start of a week-long congressional recess — to keep furloughed air traffic controllers and other FAA employees on the job and make sure more flights are on time.

The Senate unanimously approved the measure on Thursday night after a week where the FAA blamed thousands of delayed flights on air traffic controllers it furloughed Sunday to meet sequester cuts.