The efforts of Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., to curb Federal Aviation Administration cuts under sequestration and keep 149 airport control towers open were highlighted in a Wall Street Journal editorial blasting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Moran “proposed replacing $50 million of FAA sequester cuts with savings from unspent balances, which are a kind of agency slush fund, and by reducing other low-priority spending. Great idea. How did the vote turn out? There wasn’t one. Majority Leader Reid blocked the amendment from ever getting to the Senate floor.” The editorial noted that “Moran also couldn’t get a vote to restore funding for White House tours by cutting $2.5 million for new uniforms for airport screeners.”
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