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Senator wants closed captioning of in-flight movies

The Hill posted an article on a June 5 blog about U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s push for U.S. airlines to add closed captioning to movies that are shown during long flights in an effort to aid airline passengers who are hearing impaired. During a markup of the measure on Thursday, Harkin said he was considering adding an amendment requiring the airline industry to at least study the proposal for a $54 billion funding bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

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