HR 4 Eliminating Rural Air Service Subsidies (Roll Call 162)
The McClintock (R-CA, ACUF Lifetime 98.8%) amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act eliminates the Essential Air Service Program. This program subsidizes airline flights from small airports to regional hubs. These flights are largely empty and cover distances quickly managed by car. ACU opposes the continued wasteful spending on a "temporary program" that was originally established 40 years ago to help the airline industry adjust to deregulation and supported this amendment. The House defeated the amendment on April 27, 2018 by a vote of 113-293.