- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - A proposal to impose a mandatory curfew and prevent overnight flights at Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport has been narrowly defeated in Congress.

City News Service reports the House of Representatives voted 208-212 on the proposal by Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Burbank.

The airport has an informal, voluntary curfew with commercial airlines that generally prevents flights between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. That voluntary system does not apply to cargo flights or private planes.

Schiff’s proposal would have formalized the overnight curfew and applied to all flight operations.

Schiff says he is disappointed by the defeat but encouraged that support for the idea has grown. In 2011 the House shot down the issue on a much wider vote margin, 178-243.

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