Congresswoman Hartzler's statement on the FAA decision to close the air traffic control tower at Columbia Regional Airport

Mar 22, 2013 Issues: Budget and Economy

Congresswoman Hartzler has issued the following statement on the FAA decision to close the air traffic control tower at Columbia Regional Airport:

“I am disappointed to learn of the FAA’s decision to implement the budget sequestration by closing the air traffic control tower in Columbia. This decision is disappointing not only because it presents a safety concern, but it is unwise from a budget perspective as Columbia’s tower is part of the Contract Tower Program that is cost-effective for taxpayers. There is plenty of waste that can be trimmed by administrators implementing the budget sequester and there is absolutely no need to put Columbia workers on unemployment because of the Obama Administration’s poor choices on where to cut.”