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Senator Duckworth Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Disability Rights for Airplane Passengers

WASHINGTON, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)--June 9, 2017.  U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Ed Markey (D-MA) in introducing the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act this week to help improve protections for airplane passengers with disabilities, making air travel more equitable and accessible for all Americans.

“Far too many Americans living with a disability – many of whom are Veterans like myself – face unnecessary challenges during air travel,” said Duckworth. “As someone who has experienced these challenges firsthand, I understand how damaged baggage or inaccessible . . .

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