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Congress trying to get Air Traffic Controllers back to work
Nearly 15,000 Air Traffic Controllers have been forced to be furloughed.
The budget cuts are affecting one-tenth of FAA workers and translating to major airline delays across the country.
It's coming at the worst possible time as the height of summer travel is about to begin.
Almost 7,000 flights could be delayed daily. All because there are fewer controllers to coordinate take offs and landings.
There were 400 flight delays on Sunday and another 1200 Monday all linked to the furloughs.
Today the head of the FAA said he refuses to compromise safety.
"We refuse to sacrifice safety even if it means less efficient operations."
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill many who voted for the budget cuts causing the delays, now claim they didn't know the forced cuts would create such a travel nightmare.
Now congress is trying to figure out legislation allowing the FAA to shift money to keep controllers in their towers.