You turn to us for voices you won't hear anywhere else.

Sign up for Democracy Now!'s Daily Digest to get our latest headlines and stories delivered to your inbox every day.

Airlines Begin to Lobby Congress to Restrict Lawsuits

HeadlineSep 14, 2001

As rescue workers continued to search yesterday for survivors in the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, representatives of American Airlines and United Airlines began lobbying Congress to restrict lawsuits seeking compensation. In written and oral presentations to the Senate and House Commerce Committees, representatives of the airlines asked for legislation that would limit their financial responsibility to only the passengers and crew of the three planes that crashed in New York and Washington and an aircraft that plowed into a field in Pennsylvania.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation