posted on February 26, 2013 15:09
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Rep. Bill Schuster (R-Pa.), Republican leaders of their respective chambers’ transportation committees, want some answers regarding the FAA's spending plans before and after the sequester.
In a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood obtained by POLITICO, the duo says that Congress has tried to get details since August 2012, only to be rebuffed.
"To date, those requests for information have gone unanswered," they wrote. "Given the administration and the department's recent statements on a possible sequestration's effects on the traveling public, it is imperative that the information we have continuously sought be provided as soon as possible."
Shuster and Thune want FAA's spending plan for normal operations, which "should have been produced" by October 2012, and two separate account-by-account plans: one for a full year of normal funding and one for a full year of a post-sequester budget.