Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Senators hope to get Wright votes

DallasNews.com | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News: "The fight over a 26-year-old law that restricts flights to and from Dallas Love Field spread out all over the Capitol on Tuesday with proposals to open up commercial travel, close it or just open it to another state.

The Wright Amendment, passed in 1979, restricts long-haul flights from the airport that is home to discount carrier Southwest Airlines. The intent was to help growth at then-new Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines' home.

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., attached a measure to a spending bill to allow flights from Love Field to Missouri. The move pushes forward efforts to repeal the amendment, a move that several Texas Republicans have been resisting."


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