Below is a list of the incumbent Members of the 113th Congress who have received financial support from ALPA-PAC for the 2011-2012 election cycle (current through October 1st, 2013). The list includes a wide range of Democrats and Republicans of every ideological stripe and is evidence of ALPA’s diverse contingency of supporters. Decisions on who earns ALPA-PAC’s support are based on Members work and commitment to pro-pilot objectives. So far during the 113th Congress, examples of such issues have included:
• Prohibiting third party reimbursements for CBP expenditures; • Securing One Level of Safety for both passenger and cargo aircraft; • Maintaining the current tax-free status of employer-provided benefits; • Foreign control and ownership; • Leveling the playing field for pilots globally.
Only after carefully reviewing the voting records and political positions of incumbents on issues of direct interest to ALPA members is a determination made as to which candidates earn ALPA-PAC support. All ALPA-PAC recipients have either demonstrated their support for ALPA’s position on key legislative issues or will be valuable friends to ALPA on future initiatives. ALPA-PAC is one of the most bipartisan Labor PACs in Washington, D.C. All decisions regarding support are made without regard to party affiliation. ALPA-PAC is the only way that ALPA national participates directly in the federal election process; ALPA national does not use any member dues money for this purpose. If you have questions about the PAC or a specific candidate, feel free to contact the ALPA Government Affairs Department at 1-888-359-2572 ext. 4033 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.