Swalwell Introduces National No-Fly List Legislation for Violent Offenders

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WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to improve air travel safety, increase protections for travelers and airline personnel, reduce the number of in-flight violent incidents, and hold unruly passengers accountable if they assault an airline crew member or attendant, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are introducing new bipartisan legislation that could stiffen penalties against offenders convicted of assaulting flight crew aboard an aircraft and place them on a commercial no-fly list.

The Protection from Abusive Passengers Act 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.

“We’re here today to stand up for the 99.99999 percent of travelers who’ve had enough of bad behavior.  Our bill seeks to help…

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