SENATOR SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FAA'S DECISION TO CLOSE NASHUA AIRPORT TOWER

March 22, 2013

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement responding to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to close the Nashua Airport tower due to automatic budget cuts that have been implemented at the federal level:

"I'm disappointed by FAA's decision to close Nashua Airport's tower, not only because of the potential economic consequences but also because this decision comes after the FAA recently spent $24 million to upgrade the runway.  The decision only reinforces the need for us to pass a budget that replaces these automatic cuts with a long-term, balanced plan that reins in spending while also protecting our economic interests. I am looking forward to supporting that type of plan as early as this evening as it is one that I have long called for and believe will best serve our economy.”

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