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On Friday, April 26, 2013, Sen. Moran visited with with Gov. Mike Huckabee on his radio show about the passage of legislation to end the White House's furloughs of air traffic controllers, and stop the closing of control towers. Through smarter cuts, rather than tax hikes or smoke and mirrors, the bill passed by both the Senate and the House provides $253 million in additional funding flexibility to the FAA – more than enough to protect both air traffic controllers and the 149 contract control towers slated for closure. This bipartisan solution is about safety – and is a victory for air travelers and communities nationwide.