WASHINGTON – As some members of Congress tout a deal to halt furloughs of air traffic controllers, others are pointing to the possible negatives.
“My concern is that it will remove pressure from us to still get a grander bargain deal where Democrats are willing to do entitlement reforms, Republicans are willing to do some more revenues,” says Virginia Sen. Mark Warner.
Warner, a Democrat, has been working with a bipartisan group of senators pushing for federal budget changes that include spending cuts and tax reforms.
“If we don’t get a bigger budget deal, you’re going to see this week it’s air traffic controllers. Next week, it’s another issue,” Warner says.