April 19, 2014                


For The MediaAPA Information Hotline     
Tax Day & H.R. 2591


This is APA Communications Director Gregg Overman with the APA Information Hotline for Tuesday, April 15.

TAX DAY & H.R. 2591: Today's income tax filing deadline provides a useful opportunity to recap the status of H.R. 2591, the legislation that would modify provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to enable American Airlines employees to defer taxes on their equity distribution via traditional individual retirement accounts. So far, the legislation has 65 cosponsors, who are listed at the end of this hotline. Please check the list to see if your member of Congress has signed on as a cosponsor.

If not, APA Government Affairs Committee Chairman CA Bob Coffman encourages you to reach out to him or her and communicate the importance of this legislation to you as a constituent and as an American Airlines pilot adversely affected by the airline's Chapter 11 restructuring.

APA continues efforts to encourage the introduction of a Senate companion bill, and we remain cautiously optimistic about our ultimate prospects for success.

APA thanks the 65 cosponsors:

Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA-8), Rep. George Miller (D-CA-11), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15), Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29), Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA-41), Rep. John Campbell (R-CA-45), Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50)

Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty (D-CT-5)

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL-5), Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL-9), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL-22), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-23), Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL-24), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL-26), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27)

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA-5)   

Rep. David Loebsack (D-IA-2)

Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL-1), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-IL-6), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-8), Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL-9), Rep. William L. Enyart (D-IL-12), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL-18)

Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-2)

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI-7)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-5)

Rep. David E. Price (D-NC-4)

Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ-1), Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ-3)

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop (D-NY-1), Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY-2), Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY-5), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18), Rep. Christopher P. Gibson (R-NY-19), Rep. Richard L. Hanna (R-NY-22)

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6)  

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK-4)      

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR-4)         

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17)      

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9)  

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12), Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24), Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX-26), Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27), Rep. Gene Green (D-TX-29), Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Rep. Marc A. Veasey (D-TX-33), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35)       

Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA-8), Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA-11)

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA-7), Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-9)

Rep. Nick J. Rahall II (D-WV-3)

That's it for now. Thank you for checking this hotline.


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