Category Archives: Appropriations News

The Fight Continues

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
This week’s minor setback is no surprise. As many might know, this week Congress introduced a bill with language that would fully fund a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at…

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ALPA Opposes New Fees on Airline Travel in Omnibus

Members of the Senate are currently considering a new fee on airline passengers as part of an omnibus appropriations bill, which would fund federal agencies through the remainder of FY2014.  This proposal would increase the immigration user fee on international … Continue reading

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ALPA, A4A, and SWAPA urge Senate to block funding for CBP Preclearance Facility in Abu Dhabi

Today, the Presidents of ALPA, Airlines for America, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association sent a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to oppose funding for a new preclearance site as they consider fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation. Congress has … Continue reading

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Airline Ticket Tax Hike Harms U.S. Airline Industry and Its Employees

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
ALPA adamantly opposes the airline ticket tax provision contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The hike would add to the already-oppressive tax burden on U.S. airlines and airline passengers, jeopardizing future…

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New CBO Report Shows Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Yields Little Savings

Last week, Congress convened formal budget negotiations to outline a spending plan for the remainder of the 2014 fiscal year.  As this process moves forward, many options to reduce spending and increase revenues remain under consideration by lawmakers.  One of … Continue reading

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ALPA Pilots On Capitol Hill!

ALPA held its first-ever Legislative Summit this week, sending nearly 100 pilots representing 15 ALPA pilot groups to Capitol Hill.  ALPA members met with more than 110 members of Congress yesterday on critical pilot partisan issues facing our industry.  Pilots … Continue reading

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ALPA applauds passage of Meehan Amendment to halt taxpayer funding of preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON-The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, stands in strong support of an amendment offered by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) that would prohibit funding for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) … Continue reading

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