Key Vote NO on Senate FAA Crony Capitalism Amendments and Bill Passage

Recent reports indicate that language may be included in H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, the vehicle for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill in the Senate to provide tax breaks for renewable energy that are slated to expire. FreedomWorks opposes inclusion of this language in the FAA reauthorization bill.

FreedomWorks will score against any amendment vote that advances such language and will score against final passage of an FAA reauthorization bill that includes such tax breaks. As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote NO on any amendments that advance tax breaks for renewable energy that are due to expire and on final passage of the FAA bill if it includes this language.

Including tax breaks for renewable energy in the FAA reauthorization bill would continue a pattern of crony capitalism that the Washington establishment keeps perpetuating. Additionally, extending tax breaks for renewable energy should not be included in a bill that deals with a government entity whose
mission “is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” The role of the Senate isn’t to manipulate economic decisions that should be made by consumers and the free market. FreedomWorks urges the Senate to trust the American people and the free market. They know how to make freedom work.

Please contact your representatives and ask that they vote NO on these crony capitalism tax breaks and the final FAA bill if it includes these tax breaks. FreedomWorks will count the vote on relevant amendment(s) and bill passage containing such amendments as Key Votes when calculating our Congressional Scorecard for 2016. The scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of Congress who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.


Adam Brandon, President and CEO, FreedomWorks