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
Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on April 26, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Apr 26, 2017
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S. 947 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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