Fact Checker: Will airports see longer lines and more delays under sequester?

February 27, 2013
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Fact Checker columnist Glenn Kessler examined one of the battles in the war of words between the Obama administration and Republican leaders over sequester impacts.

Kessler investigated competing claims from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), who disagree about whether the cuts have to entail big impacts on air-traffic control and airport security.

LaHood claims those impacts would be unavoidable, but Jindal said the Transportation Department just needs to trim waste to minimize the effects on personnel levels.

Take a look at the Fact Checker column to find out which side is right — if any.

Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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