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S. 947: TICKETS Act

About the bill

A 69-year-old United Airlines passenger was bloodied and knocked unconscious by security, then forcibly dragged off the airplane before takeoff in April, despite the passenger having purchased a valid flight ticket. Videos of the incident taken by fellow passengers received millions of views, creating a public relations disaster for United Airlines.

Yet the incident was caused due to a legal loophole that could be tightened with legislation. That’s what a Senate bill called the TICKETS Act aims to do. Introduced on April 26, a few weeks after the April ...

Sponsor and status

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Apr 26, 2017


Introduced on Apr 26, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 26, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 26, 2017

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S. 947 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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