Reps. Burgess, Barton, Granger, Marchant Come Out in Strong Opposition to Wright Amendment Repeal Bill

Date: May 26, 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Transportation

Reps. Burgess, Barton, Granger, Marchant come out in strong opposition to Wright Amendment Repeal Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, May 26 - Representatives Kay Granger (TX-12), Joe Barton (TX-06), Michael Burgess (TX-26) and Kenny Marchant (TX-24) said today at a press conference that they strongly oppose proposed legislation introduced by Congressmen Sam Johnson and Jeb Hensarling to repeal the Wright Amendment.


Rep. Burgess said: "Almost three decades ago, the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth made an agreement to have one regional airport. If change is to occur to that agreement, it must come from the local level and not from Washington. If the mayors and county officials on both sides of the Trinity River can unanimously agree to change the agreement, then, and only then, should Washington become involved.

"Our community is fortunate to have two thriving airports that serve millions of satisfied customers and employees hundreds of thousands of North Texans. We should not jeopardize that which is working well already," added Burgess.