Congressman Burgess’ Statement on Justice Department Interference in the American Airlines Merger
August 21, 2013
Congressman Burgess’ Statement on Justice Department Interference
in the American Airlines Merger
Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) released the following statement in regard to the recent Justice Department decision to file suit to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
“As a frequent traveler, I have first-hand knowledge of the depths of frustration and anxiety that American Airlines workers have suffered during the bankruptcy. I was looking forward to the resolution of this long process and the stability that the merger would offer. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice has interfered with what should be a normal business development. This could hurt thousands of airline employees. I will do everything within my power to assist these employees during this arduous transition and stop the federal governments’ misguided interference.”