Monthly Archives: June 2012

House takes action on EU-ETS

Last night during consideration of H.R. 5972, The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (T-HUD), the House of Representatives adopted amendment #1356 which prohibits the use of any appropriated funds from being used to comply … Continue reading

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U.S. Should Create Rules For Export Support, Ex-Im Head Says

ALPA was a key ally in the passage of the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012.  The bill is a step in the right direction to reforming the Bank, and implementation of the reforms must be executed rapidly and effectively. … Continue reading

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More on Airline Taxes- How Taxes Impact Pilot Careers

In yesterday’s post, we wrote about the negative impact high aviation taxes have for airline pilot jobs.  ALPA and our allies in aviation labor and industry are also fighting against increases on existing aviation taxes, such as the TSA Security … Continue reading

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Why Every Airline Pilot Should Care About Airline Taxes

Today, the aviation industry leads all others in America with 17 unique taxes and fees from the federal government. Airlines for America estimates that on a $300 ticket for a typical domestic round-trip itinerary, taxes amount to $61 or 20% of the total … Continue reading

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Amendment to fund CFTC fails in House

Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) offered an amendment to energy legislation on the House floor to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with the funds necessary to comply with their increased oversight of the derivatives markets.  Under the Wall … Continue reading

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Sequestration could cancel 5,000 flights per day

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently issued a report outlining the potential effects of budget sequestration.  Of particular interest to pilots is the potential scope of cuts to the Federal Aviation Administration:  “Sequestration would cut about $1.5 billion from the Federal … Continue reading

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ALPA Urges Lawmakers to Apply FAA Rest Rules to All Airline Pilots

World’s Largest Pilot Union Relentless in Commitment to Advance One Level of Safety WASHINGTON–This week, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), reached a significant milestone by marking 400 visits to Congressional lawmakers’ offices so far this year as part … Continue reading

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