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Republican Congressmen, backed by airline money, kill research on legroom and passenger safety

February 21, 2016 - Uncategorized


Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]’s campaign was backed by American, Continental, Delta, Jetblue, and Southwest as well as airline PACs; airlines were the largest donor to Rep. Bill Shuster [R-PA]’s campaign, together, the two led a House Transportation Committee vote against a government study on the effects of passenger legroom on aviation safety, laughing at the idea that close-packed seats might make it hard to evacuate a plane.

Source: Boing Boing

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