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“In the e-mails, obtained by the watchdog group Cause of Action, an F.A.A. employee in Seattle gives an account of Mr. Hickey’s remarks at the May 23 session. (The names on the e-mails are blacked out; the contents are reprinted here with typographical errors intact.) Cause of Action has asked for the F.A.A.’s inspector general to investigate.

“I would not be able to quote Mr. Hickey exact words, but what I took out of it was, if the conservative republication gain control of congress then the FAA could be looking at as much as a 15% cut in budget and we may be looking at furloughs,” one e-mail said. “If the liberal Democrats take control of congress then we would be looking at a flat budget. In short if the Republicans win office our jobs may be effected (furloughs) if the Democrats win office then our jobs would not be effected….”