Nearly 200 House Members Oppose User Fees
March 8, 2012 – Opposition to GA user fees continues to grow in Congress as the House General Aviation Caucus sent a letter to President Obama late last week with signatures from 195 House members. The bipartisan letter strongly opposes a $100-per-flight fee on certain GA operations in controlled airspace. That fee was proposed by the White House in its Fiscal 2013 federal budget unveiled last month.
"Aviation user fees have been proposed several times by different administrations, both Republican and Democrat. Congress has repeatedly and overwhelmingly rejected them," the letter states.
A similar letter was circulated in the U.S. Senate for eventual delivery to the president. The General Aviation Caucus in each chamber was instrumental in composing the letters and collecting signatures.