In a USA Today guest opinion piece, Representatives Jim Oberstar (D-MN) and Jerry Costello (D-IL) defended the merits of HR 2881. Detailing the flaws in the administration’s user fee proposal, the Representatives showed the true benefits behind the current fuel tax structure, stating “The current tax and financing system has accommodated the enormous growth of American aviation over the past 30 years, and it can continue to do so.”
Representatives Oberstand and Costello and other involved members have spend hours engaging in debate, testimony, and hearings on the best way to move our air traffic control system into the digital age. In their Op-Ed, they stated: “Five months ago, the House passed a comprehensive, viable FAA reauthorization bill that maintains the current revenue structure and increases the funds for air traffic modernization and airport improvements.”
We must continue to move forward with the positive legislation that has been drafted and ensure that we have the funding to move forward with a bill that will keep our nation’s aviation industry strong.
Read the Op-Ed HERE.