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February 10th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Senators urge Wright compromise
Letting Congress decide would be odious to all, Hutchison, Cornyn say

07:28 AM CST on Thursday, February 9, 2006
By ROBERT DODGE / The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON – Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn are quietly urging airline and government leaders in North Texas to come up with a compromise on allowing long-haul flights at Dallas Love Field.

The Texas Republicans have delivered a clear and sober warning: Figure out a solution that is acceptable to the region, or Congress might overturn the Wright amendment in a fashion that could be distasteful to almost everyone.

“It is time for the local people who are affected to come together where we are driving this rather than being surprised every year,” Ms. Hutchison said.

The senators pointed to last year’s surprise – the addition of Missouri as the eighth state that can be served with interstate commercial flights from Love – as evidence that Congress is ready and willing to act.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Feb 13, 2006 at 4:32 am

    The only acceptable compromise is complete and immediate Wright repeal. It was wrong from the get-go.

  • 2 Anonymous // Feb 16, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Yes, the horror. Heaven forbid if Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison was forced to allow her constituents the freedom to fly around the country at market rates.

    That wouldn’t make her husband’s client, the DFW Airport Board, very happy at all!!!

    Can anyone say conflict of interest???

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