House Committee Votes to Ban Cell Phones on Planes

Published 02/11 2014 05:19PM

Updated 02/11 2014 05:21PM

Lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee approve a new bill today that would ban talking on your cell phone while flying.

The proposed bill comes after the FCC announced last year it planned to lift its decades-old ban on in-flight cell phone use.

The bill would allow use of mobile and tablet devices but not voice communications.

Similar bills have been proposed in the Senate.

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