Congress Joins Fight Against ME3

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Representatives Dold (R-IL), Lipinski (D-IL), Emmer (R-MN), and Pallone (D-NJ) announced that 262 Members of Congress had joined a letter to the Secretaries of State and Transportation urging them to open consultations with the governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

These 262 Representatives are “concerned that Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are using… subsidies and other unfair practices to distort the market in favor of their state-owned airlines, contrary to U.S. Open Skies policy,” according to the letter. “These actions artificially boost these state-owned carriers and undermine the principles of open competition essential to the airline industry.”

ALPA has been working with an ever-growing Partnership of labor unions and air carriers to urge the U.S. government to open consultations with these two Persian Gulf countries on our Open Skies agreements. Our coalition has found definitive proof of over $40 billion in subsidies going to Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways (also known as the “ME3”) in just the past decade. These massive, unprecedented subsidies make it impossible for U.S. carriers to compete on a level playing field, costing our industry routes and our profession jobs.

The full list of Members of the House of Representatives who have joined ALPA so far in fighting back against the unfair ME3 subsidies is included below. If you don’t see your elected Representative here, join our call to action to encourage their participation.

ALPA applauds those Members of Congress who have already taken action to ensure our airlines can compete on a level playing field internationally and that U.S. pilot jobs are protected!

Member Name Party State
Don Young R AK
Bradley Byrne R AL
Mike Rogers R AL
Mo Brooks R AL
Steve Womack R AR
French Hill R AR
Bruce Westerman R AR
Ann Kirkpatrick D AZ
Ruben Gallego D AZ
Matt Salmon R AZ
Raul Grijalva D AZ
Kyrsten Sinema D AZ
Trent Franks R AZ
Martha McSally R AZ
Paul Gosar R AZ
David G. Valadao R CA
John Garamendi D CA
Duncan Hunter R CA
Adam Schiff D CA
Loretta Sanchez D CA
Alan Lowenthal D CA
Paul Cook R CA
Doug LaMalfa R CA
Ted Lieu D CA
Jim Costa D CA
Lucille Roybal-Allard D CA
Linda T. Sanchez D CA
Doris O. Matsui D CA
Mike Thompson D CA
Mark Takano D CA
Brad Sherman D CA
Tony Cardenas D CA
Ami Bera D CA
Juan Vargas D CA
Grace Napolitano D CA
Maxine Waters D CA
Jared Huffman D CA
Mike Honda D CA
Janice Hahn D CA
Julia Brownley D CA
Judy Chu D CA
Scott Peters D CA
Raul Ruiz D CA
Pete Aguilar D CA
Eric Swalwell D CA
Norma Torres D CA
Lois Capps D CA
Jeff Denham R CA
Sam Farr D CA
Xavier Becerra D CA
Mark DeSaulnier D CA
Jackie Speier D CA
Mike Coffman R CO
Diana DeGette D CO
Jared Polis D CO
Ed Perlmutter D CO
Elizabeth Esty D CT
John B. Larson D CT
Rosa DeLauro D CT
Joe Courtney D CT
Jim Himes D CT
Eleanor Holmes Norton D DC
Frederica Wilson D FL
Lois Frankel D FL
Alan Grayson D FL
Alcee L. Hastings D FL
Carlos Curbelo R FL
Kathy Castor D FL
Ted Yoho R FL
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R FL
Dennis Ross R FL
Rich Nugent R FL
Patrick Murphy D FL
David W. Jolly R FL
Debbie Wasserman Schultz D FL
Gus M. Bilirakis R FL
Tom Rooney R FL
Ted Deutch R FL
Tom Graves R GA
Rick W. Allen R GA
John Lewis D GA
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson D GA
Lynn Westmoreland R GA
Earl L. “Buddy” Carter R GA
Sanford Bishop D GA
Doug Collins R GA
Tom Price, M.D. R GA
David Scott D GA
Jody Hice R GA
Austin Scott R GA
Barry Loudermilk R GA
Rob Woodall R GA
Madeleine Z. Bordallo D GU
Mark Takai D HI
Tulsi Gabbard D HI
Dave Loebsack D IA
Bob Dold R IL
Cheri Bustos D IL
Mike Quigley D IL
Randy Hultgren R IL
Luis Gutiérrez D IL
Jan Schakowsky D IL
Adam Kinzinger R IL
Bill Foster D IL
Robin Kelly D IL
Dan Lipinski D IL
Tammy Duckworth D IL
Mike Bost R IL
Peter Roskam R IL
Bobby Rush D IL
Rodney Davis R IL
Danny Davis D IL
John Shimkus R IL
Pete Visclosky D IN
Susan Brooks R IN
Andre Carson D IN
Kevin Yoder R KS
Brett Guthrie R KY
John Fleming R LA
Cedric Richmond D LA
Stephen F. Lynch D MA
Michael Capuano D MA
William R. Keating D MA
James P. McGovern D MA
Katherine Clark D MA
Seth Moulton D MA
Elijah E. Cummings D MD
Donna F. Edwards D MD
Chris Van Hollen D MD
Chellie Pingree D ME
Bruce Poliquin R ME
Tim Walberg R MI
Bill Huizenga R MI
Brenda Lawrence D MI
Dan Benishek R MI
David Trott R MI
Fred Upton R MI
John Conyers D MI
Mike Bishop R MI
Candice Miller R MI
Sander Levin D MI
John Moolenaar R MI
Debbie Dingell D MI
Dan Kildee D MI
Tom Emmer R MN
Timothy Walz D MN
Rick Nolan D MN
Betty McCollum D MN
Erik Paulsen R MN
Collin C. Peterson D MN
John Kline R MN
Keith Ellison D MN
Sam Graves R MO
Ryan Zinke R MT
Mark Meadows R NC
Robert Pittenger R NC
Patrick McHenry R NC
Walter Jones R NC
Richard Hudson R NC
David Rouzer R NC
Virginia Foxx R NC
Renee Ellmers R NC
Alma Adams D NC
George Holding R NC
Kevin Cramer R ND
Ann McLane Kuster D NH
Frank Pallone D NJ
Donald M. Payne Jr. D NJ
Chris Smith R NJ
Bill Pascrell D NJ
Leonard Lance R NJ
Albio Sires D NJ
Rodney Frelinghuysen R NJ
Bonnie Watson Coleman D NJ
Donald Norcross D NJ
Scott Garrett R NJ
Tom MacArthur R NJ
Ben Ray Lujan D NM
Steve Pearce R NM
Michelle Lujan Grisham D NM
Paul Tonko D NY
Brian Higgins D NY
Steve Israel D NY
Richard Hanna R NY
Chris Collins R NY
Tom Reed R NY
Charles Rangel D NY
Grace Meng D NY
Joe Crowley D NY
Kathleen Rice D NY
Sean Patrick Maloney D NY
Jose Serrano D NY
Chris Gibson R NY
John Katko R NY
Jerrold Nadler D NY
Hakeem Jeffries D NY
Carolyn Maloney D NY
David P. Joyce R OH
Steve Chabot R OH
Tim Ryan D OH
Marcy Kaptur D OH
Bill Johnson R OH
Bob Gibbs R OH
Steve Stivers R OH
Brad Wenstrup R OH
James Renacci R OH
Jim Bridenstine R OK
Frank Lucas R OK
Greg Walden R OR
Peter DeFazio D OR
Patrick Meehan R PA
Matt Cartwright D PA
Chaka Fattah D PA
Charlie Dent R PA
Brendan F. Boyle D PA
Mike Doyle D PA
Mike Fitzpatrick R PA
Ryan Costello R PA
Lou Barletta R PA
Scott Perry R PA
Tim Murphy R PA
Bill Shuster R PA
Jim Langevin D RI
Kristi Noem R SD
Scott DesJarlais R TN
Gene Green D TX
Ted Poe R TX
Marc Veasey D TX
Michael Burgess R TX
Louie Gohmert R TX
Pete Sessions R TX
Jeb Hensarling R TX
Ruben Hinojosa D TX
Filemon Vela D TX
Lamar Smith R TX
John Culberson R TX
John Carter R TX
Brian Babin R TX
John Ratcliffe R TX
Kenny Marchant R TX
Sheila Jackson Lee D TX
Kay Granger R TX
Pete Olson R TX
Eddie Bernice Johnson D TX
Blake Farenthold R TX
Lloyd Doggett D TX
Sam Johnson R TX
Mac Thornberry R TX
Randy Neugebauer R TX
Rob Bishop R UT
Chris Stewart R UT
Barbara Comstock R VA
Gerald E. Connolly D VA
Bobby Scott D VA
Robert Goodlatte R VA
Don Beyer D VA
Peter Welch D VT
Jim McDermott D WA
Adam Smith D WA
Jaime Herrera Beutler R WA
Suzan DelBene D WA
Derek Kilmer D WA
Mark Pocan D WI
Glen Grothman R WI
David B. McKinley, P.E. R WV
Evan Jenkins R WV
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One Response to Congress Joins Fight Against ME3

  1. Amado says:

    brilliant post I am a big flying geek from Sweden

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