House Members Seek Repeal of ‘Fuel Fraud’ Provision in Highway Bill

 - May 1, 2012, 3:52 PM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is applauding the efforts of U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.) in spearheading a letter to Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, requesting his support in repealing the “fuel fraud” provision in the final highway reauthorization bill. The letter was signed by 32 House members. “This diversion of aviation fuel taxes has cost the Airport and Airway Trust Fund approximately $50 million annually and is anticipated to cost another $500 million over the next 10 years,” said NATA president and CEO James Coyne.