Thanks to everyone for their continued support of the association’s efforts to repeal the fuel fraud tax. Your phone calls, emails and faxes are making an impact with congressional leaders and those serving on the conference committee who are set out to resolve differences between the U. S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate versions of the highway reauthorization bill.
During meetings I had with congressional staff last week, it is clear that our message is resonating with the key players serving on the conference committee. Congressional staff are asking the right questions about the administrative challenges this tax has created for FBOs and the funding loss for the aviation trust fund.
Also last week, the first staff meeting of the conference committee took place and, while organizational in nature, it was the first step within the last and most critical phase of the legislative process for the highway bill. Thus, it remains imperative that our members continue to demonstrate their grassroots influence by contacting the members of the conference committee to express support for the outright repeal of the fuel fraud tax.
So, please take a moment and reach out to members of the conference committee to ask that they support repeal of the fuel fraud tax within the highway bill! Doing so will correct a costly injustice cast against the general aviation community: http://www.nata.aero/PressRelease/Default.aspx?id=480
Please also send me a note on any feedback you may have from congressional staff. My direct dial at NATA HQ is (703) 575-2043 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support!
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