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Senate Passes FAA Fix Before Leaving Town

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized all the attention being placed on the plight of air travelers at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Thursday, saying Congress and the media should pay more attention to the sequester-related cutbacks at the Defense Department.

Its criminal and scandalous that we are ignoring the effect of sequestration on our national security, McCain said.

Still, in a sign that a deal was likely to get done, McCain and Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York said at the breakfast that in all likelihood they could at least go along with some kind of a narrow FAA sequester patch.

Nathan Hurst contributed to this report.

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