The Washington Times - May 1, 2013, 04:01PM

Without fanfare, President Obama signed legislation Wednesday canceling furloughs of air-traffic controllers that had resulted in airport delays.

Mr. Obama signed into law the bill that Congress had passed hurriedly last week, after flight delays nationwide caused a storm of complaints.


The Federal Aviation Administration said it had instituted the furloughs due to the automatic “sequester” budget cuts that took effect March 1. The law allows the agency to transfer as much as $253 million from other accounts through September, action the agency said it did not have flexibility to do under the budget cuts.