Aviation, Travel Groups Warn of Shutdown Ripple Effects
Effects related to the government shutdown could linger
The impact of the federal government shutdown is beginning to be felt at the airport and in the sky.
The partial shutdown, now in its third week, is already the second-longest ever, and after another dead-end meeting between President Donald Trump and congressional leaders Wednesday, no end is in sight. Meanwhile, associations and other groups are warning of the risks if immediate action isn’t taken to fund basic aviation services like security checkpoints and air traffic control facilities.
A major federal employee union warned Wednesday that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents have started to quit their jobs rather than continue working without pay, posing a potential security threat.
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