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Aiming to prevent tragedies similar to the fatal hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people near Lockhart in 2016, an Austin lawmaker won U.S. House passage of legislation Friday that would require medical checks for commercial hot air balloon pilots.
Two South Texas congressman behind proposed legislation to permit nonstop flights between San Antonio International Airport and Regan National Airport next to Washington, D.C., decided Thursday in the 11th hour to postpone their efforts.
A proposal that would give San Antonio a shot at a nonstop flight directly into Washington D.C. won’t go before the U.S. House of Representatives this week after encountering opposition from the airline industry and D.C. lawmakers.
SAN ANTONIO - A big push for direct flights between San Antonio and Reagan Airport in Washington, D.C., was denied Thursday afternoon and the vote to end a 1966 federal regulation will not go before the U.S. House of Representatives later this week.
San Antonio area congressmen Will Hurd and Henry Cuellar have withdrawn an amendment to allow flights from Reagan National Airport (DCA) in the Washington, DC, area to San Antonio and San Diego.
The congressmen say the nonstop flight from DCA to SAT would make it easier for military members to fly between the two cities.
A recent poll released by New American Economy and Target Point Consulting revealed that the large majority of conservative and Republican voters would support legislation that increases border security and provides a path to legal status for Dreamers.
A Congressional measure to pave the way for a San Antonio-to-D.C. direct flight made an emergency landing Thursday after staunch opposition from two major airlines.
San Antonio's latest bid to score a non-stop flight to Washington D.C.'s Reagan International has crashed and burned just after liftoff, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.