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NBAA's online Contact Congress resource helps people in business aviation make their voices heard about the policies most important to them. Members of Congress are most attentive to their constituents, who live and work in the states and districts Senators and House Members are charged with representing.
Contact Congress Issue Spotlight: Obama Budget Calls for Per-Flight User Fees for General Aviation
Updated April 10, 2013
On April 10, the Obama administration released its latest annual budget proposal for fiscal year 2014, which again proposes per-flight user fees for general aviation (GA). Congress has repeatedly rejected aviation user fees, in part out of recognition that, unlike the proven, efficient, fuel tax paid by GA to help fund the nation's aviation system, user fees would be burdensome to comply with, and would require a large, expensive bureaucracy to administer. As the White House budget proposal heads to Congress for consideration, members of the business aviation are urged to alert representatives in Congress, and reinforce our industry's position that fuel taxes are a better mechanism than user fees.
Contact your Members of Congress now to make sure they understand that the GA community is united in its opposition to new aviation user fees. Per-gallon fuel charges work and per-flight taxes destroy. Email Congress now.
Send personalized tweets to Congress and the White Hose letting them know that you oppose the proposed $100 per-flight GA user fees. Tweets will be seen by your elected officials, the media and your own Twitter followers, harnessing the power of social media to amplify your advocacy efforts.
Additional Contact Congress Letters
The following Contact Congress letters are available to allow you to contact your elected officials on other issues.
The Obama FY14 budget also proposes to lengthen depreciation schedules on the purchase of GA aircraft, dubbing current tax schedules as a "corporate jet loophole." This unfair treatment for GA could negatively impact tens of thousands aircraft manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
The House and Senate GA Caucuses promote the industry’s value to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. Ask your Members of Congress to consider membership in the GA Caucus, in recognition of the industry’s value.
Send personalized tweets to your elected officials to share information from the No Plane No Gain awareness campaign about the importance of business aviation. Tweets will be sent from your Twitter account with your approval.
Tweet your elected officials now.
NBAA's Government Affairs Team
For more information and guidance on communication with Congress, please contact NBAA’s Government Affairs staff.