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Just In Time For The Holidays: FAA Fight Heats Up In Wake Of Super Committee Fail


The Communications Workers of America will target vulnerable Republicans with 1,300,000 phone calls, mailers, and an online pressure campaign, according to a release sent my way.

"It is beyond time to finalize a long-term FAA Reauthorization bill that improves our aviation infrastructure, grows our economy, creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs and keeps elections fair for air and rail employees," the flyer reads. "Congress is very close to passing a long-term FAA Reauthorization bill - after 22 extensions! But Delta Air Lines continues to lobby Republican leadership to include an unrelated, controversial, union-busting provision in the legislation to benefit the company. Call your Member of Congress and House Leader Eric Cantor TODAY and tell them to stop playing political games and pass a clean, long-term FAA Reauthorization bill with no special interest provisions."

The targeted members are below.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA);
Rep John Mica (R-FL);
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA);
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA); Rep.
Robert Dold (R-IL);
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI);
Rep. Blake Farenhold (R-TX);
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA);
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY);
Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD);
Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY);
Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ);
Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA);
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA);
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV);
Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI);
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY);
Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI);
Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ);
Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH);
Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN-08)

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