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House Members Urge Obama: No Aviation User Fees
January 27, 2011
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  • Recently, 116 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to President Obama, urging him not to include user fees as a means to fund the FAA for 2012. The bipartisan effort was led by Representative Tom Petri from Wisconsin, chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, and Representative Jerry Costello from Illinois, who is the ranking member of the subcommittee. The letter states that the introduction of user fees “would have a detrimental impact on general aviation and the flying public.” Having opposed similar user fees in legislation to reauthorize the FAA in previous Congresses, according to the Representatives, their inclusion in the 2012 budget would “be a step backward”. For a copy of the letter and to see if your Representative also signed the letter,click here.