The effects of federal budget woes are already coming into play. The White House said Americans may soon start experiencing delays at the airport
, and now the Federal Aviation Administration has made a pretty big announcement: It plans to close 173 air traffic control towers at small- and medium-sized airports on April 7. Another 16 towers will close on Sept. 30, which is the end of the fiscal year.
The closures come because of forced spending cuts. As of last week, the federal government is required by law to start cutting $85 billion from its budget
over the next seven months.