Two congressmen say a bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives that bars the Navy from building a jet practice landing field in North Carolina counties.
The measure still needs Senate approval.
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., added the provision to the spending bill that the House approved Thursday. The measure prohibits establishment of an Outlying Landing Field in Gates or Currituck counties.
Jones said people in the area "have spoken loud and clear on this issue."
A spokesman for Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said Butterfield
supported the measure because the people he represents didn't want
the landing field.