June 22, 2017

Senator Hassan Applauds Inclusion of TICKETS Act in Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in response to legislation that Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) released to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bipartisan bill includes several key measures that Senator Hassan championed, including provisions to improve consumer protections, support rural communities, enhance security, and ensure adequate services for people living with disabilities.

“I am pleased that the bipartisan FAA reauthorization bill includes the TICKETS Act, which I introduced to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public and to prevent further incidents like the one that occurred on United Airlines Flight 3411 from happening again,” said Senator Maggie Hassan. “The bill also includes important measures to ensure that Americans who experience disabilities have the same rights and access to air travel as everyone else, and it will give rural airports greater flexibility to invest in important infrastructure projects that enhance our local economies. I will continue working with members of both parties to strengthen consumer protections for the flying public, enhance security, and support rural infrastructure as this bill moves through the legislative process.”

Senators Maggie Hassan and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the TICKETS Act in response to the incident aboard United Airlines Flight 3411. Senator Hassan is a member of the Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.