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

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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 Maryland politics and government. He previously anchored the Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues.

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