Trump endorses plan to separate air traffic controllers from FAA
June 6, 2017
WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday formally endorsed a plan to spin off more than 30,000 federal workers into a private nonprofit corporation, separating the nation's air traffic controllers and those who work on a $36 billion modernization program from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Trump administration proposal essentially is an endorsement of a plan that didn't gain sufficient traction in Congress last year. The plan is in keeping with the stated desire of the administration and congressional Republicans to streamline government and transfer some functions into private hands.