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User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | 12:00 | Full Committee
On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 1:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled, User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the financial and regulatory impact of additional user fees on the aviation industry. The President has proposed a fee of $100 per flight on operators. The hearing examined the potential effect of a user-fee proposal on private sector job creation


Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Marian Epps, CFO, Epps Aviation, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, GA

    • Martha King, Co-Owner, Co-Chairman, King Schools, Inc., San Diego, CA

    • Kenneth J. Button, George Mason University, University Professor, Director, Center for Transportation, Policy, Operations and Logistics; and Director, Aerospace Policy Research Center, Arlington, VA

    • Brad Pierce, President, Restaurant Equipment World, Orlando, FL

      • Additional Items:

        • Official Witness List
        • Official Hearing Notice
        • Official Hearing Memo
        • Hearing Video
        • Press Release