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Tuesday, 17 April, 2012

Request Your Member of Congress Sign a Support Letter to Repeal Fuel Fraud Provision in the Highway Bill

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REQUEST YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS SIGN A SUPPORT LETTER TO REPEAL FUEL FRAUD PROVISION IN THE HIGHWAY BILL

April 17, 2012

What's at Issue
NATA is urging members to contact their Members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives immediately with a request to sign a letter in support of a provision in H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act "the Highway Bill of 2012" that would repeal the "fuel fraud" provision.

Why It's Important
U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and John Barrow (D-GA), General Aviation Caucus Co-Chairmen, have sponsored a letter to Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), and it is essential that we obtain as many signatures as possible.

What to Do
Contact your Members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives today.  NATA's Legislative Action Center provides association members a quick, easy way to email a letter directly to their Members of Congress.

NATA Position
The national airspace system has been unnecessarily deprived of funds needed to enhance safety and efficiency due to the fuel fraud provision mandating that funds be deposited in the Highway Trust Fund.  It is imperative that all taxes on jet fuel, used in aviation, are deposited in the Airport and Airway Trust Fund.

Status
H.R. 7 is scheduled to be on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives early next week. 

Staff Contact: Kristen Moore
Director, Legislative Affairs
kmoore@nata.aero

For general press inquiries, contact Shannon Chambers at 703-298-1347 or schambers@nata.aero

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for over 75 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.