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Democrats warn U.S. aviation system is jeopardized by govt shutdown

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 - Two U.S. House Democrats who chair panels overseeing aviation issues warned Friday the ongoing partial government shutdown is jeopardizing aviation safety as air traffic controller staffing shortages forced a temporary halt to flights arriving at a New York airport and delayed hundreds of flights in the country's northeast.
"This shutdown is hurting American families and the aviation economy, and is jeopardizing the safety of the largest, busiest, and most complex airspace system in the world,” said Representative Rick Larsen, who chairs the Transportation Committee's subcommittee on aviation.
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