Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after the U.S. House passed a bill to reprogram or transfer funds within the FAA budget to address the air traffic control furloughs created under sequestration.


Wilson said, “I find it very unfortunate that millions of American families are experiencing flight delays and travel difficulties due to furloughs imposed by the president’s sequester. However, this bill does nothing to address the future catastrophic furloughs my constituents are facing at the Savannah River Site. Today’s legislation is a simple political ploy to try and divert the negative attention the administration has faced this week by angry travelers.


“The administration has refused multiple times to respond to the reprogramming request I have submitted on behalf of the people I am grateful to represent. As a result, I did not buy into their political games by supporting a measure that reprograms funds for an inconvenience the president has created.”