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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ask Your Member Of Congress To Co-Sign Letter To Obama Opposing User Fees In The Federal Budget

U.S. Representatives Thomas Petri (R-WI) and Jerry Costello (D-IL), chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation, respectively, have drafted a letter to President Barack Obama opposing aviation user fees before the release of his federal budget recommendations. The President’s Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) budget proposal is expected to be released the first week in February.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Urge Your Members Of Congress To Join The General Aviation Caucus

U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and John Barrow (D-GA) have re-established a General Aviation Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives that is open to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives despite party affiliation and committee assignments. In the previous Congress, the caucus had over 135 members. It is the goal of Reps. Graves and Barrow, the caucus co-chairmen, along with general aviation industry groups including the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association, National Business Aviation Association, Alliance for Aviation Across America, Air Care Alliance, Commemorative Air Force, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Antique Aircraft Association, and International Council of Air Shows, to ensure that the caucus has a large membership to draw upon to highlight important issues facing the general aviation industry.

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