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Senate passes bill to help air travelers

Several Western lawmakers have called for more flights at the airport, saying it is unfair to consumers to restrict long-haul flights. The provision’s leading proponent is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, who has argued that San Antonio should have a direct flight from the airport. Cruz blocked a vote on Kaine and Warner’s amendment when Schumer tried to bring it up shortly before final passage.