The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Saturday he intends to follow through with his threat to re-regulate the airline industry in the wake of Justice Department approval for a United Airlines/Continental Airlines merger. "This action points strongly to the need to give broader authority over such mergers to the Department of Transportation, allowing DOT to consider such factors as the impact a merger will have on service to communities and customers, as well as the effect the merger could have on the industry as a whole," Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., said in a statement.

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