Sponsor of Airline Friendly Bill is the #1 Recipient of Airline Cash

 

The House of Representatives on Monday, July 28, 2014, passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, a bill that would reverse a 2012 Federal Aviation Administration ruling and allow airlines to advertise airfares that do not include taxes and fees.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and passed by a voice vote.

  • The bill's chief sponsor, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), received $80,900 from the airline industry, more than any other member of the House of Representatives, from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013.
  • Bill sponsor Rep. Bill Shuster's top organizational donor between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013 was Airlines for America, a trade group representing the top American Airlines. The group gave $21,200 to Shuster during the period.
  • Bill sponsor Rep. Bill Shuster received $179,100 from the air transport industry from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013.

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from PACs and employees of the airline industry to members of the House of Representatives, from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

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