26.5.05

News Conference Details

Sam Johnson and Jeb Hensarling Advocate Wright Repeal Metroplex Lawmakers Introduce Bill to End the Restrictive Wright Amendment

Washington, May 26 - On Thursday, May 26, 2005, Dallas-area Congressmen Sam Johnson (R-TX-3) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX-5) will introduce legislation to repeal the Wright Amendment that unfairly restricts flights at Dallas Love Field. The two Texas Republicans will hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2257 Rayburn House Office Building at 11:15 a.m.

The Right to Fly Act would immediately repeal the 26-year ban on flights between Love Field and most destinations outside Texas. If passed, consumers could see lower fares as a result of increased competition between air carriers.

With the exception of federally owned Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, Dallas Love Field is the only airport in the United States subject to “perimeter rules” imposed by Congress to restrict air travel.

WHO: Congressmen Sam Johnson (R-TX-3) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX-5)
WHAT: News Conference introducing a bill to repeal the Wright Amendment
WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2005, 11:15 a.m. EST
WHERE: 2257 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

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