The Hill - Lauren Sforza

A coalition of Washington-area senators have vowed to oppose the proposed Reagan National Airport changes “with everything we’ve got,” noting that such expansion would be a “disaster” for their constituents.

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) wrote a Washington Post op-ed piece published Thursday outlining why they opposed changes proposed in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that would revise slot and perimeter rules at Reagan National Airport.

The authors wrote that this would cause delays for travelers and would interfere with the balance of the three D.C.-area airports.

The lawmakers argue that residents in the D.C. area already have three different airports to get them where they need to go, saying that expanding Reagan National Airport’s service would “cause longer lines and more delays at DCA, more noise for nearby residents — and economic losses along the Dulles corridor in Northern Virginia as well as in the BWI business district.”

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