Lawmakers introduce no-fly list legislation to protect airline crews from abusive passengers

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation that would put violent passengers on a lifetime commercial no-fly list. 

The list would be managed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

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In a Tuesday release, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., said that the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act could stiffen penalties against offenders. 

The bill is aimed at protecting travelers and frontline air crew members from “the appalling pattern of physical abuse that seems to have become more frequent during flights.”

Under the legislation, violent offenders convicted of assaulting flight crew aboard an aircraft…

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