All posts for the month March, 2010

This week’s steps brings us closer to multi-year FAA Reauthorization

By Greg Principato, ACI-NA Congress took several important steps this week to get us closer than we’ve been in three years to passage of a multi-year FAA Reauthorization bill. I was particularly pleased that House members, during their debate, recognized the FAA bill for the jobs bill it is. The increased authorization for the Airport […]

ACI-NA welcomes U.S. / EU second stage agreement

ACI-NA President Greg Principato applauded the second stage air transportation agreement initialed by the United States and European Union in Brussels today. ACI-NA participated actively in the second stage negotiations on behalf of its airport members. “The second stage agreement builds and improves on the ground-breaking first stage air transport agreement reached in 2007”, said […]

House Passes Tax Relief Extension

The House passed HR 4849, the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010 today. This includes a provision extending the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) relief  for private activity bonds (PABs) provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through 2011. The provision—included by Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) during the Ways and Means […]

ACI-NA Commends Senate for Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

Airports Council International-North America President Greg Principato applauded the Senate for passage of its version of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. “This is an important step in securing full authorization and moving us forward in obtaining the NextGen air transportation system, enhancing passenger rights and airline safety, and providing resources for improving our nation’s […]

Airport Successes of Selling AMT Exempt Private Activity Bonds Touted on the Hill

By Annie Russo Thanks to a provision included by Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) in H.R. 4849, the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) exemption on private activity bonds (PABs) has gained traction on the Hill.  H.R. 4849 includes an extension of the provision in the American Recovery […]

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