Members of Congress from two more states – Wisconsin and Arizona – have added their voices to those of more than 300 U.S. Senators and Representatives who have called on the Trump administration to address the illegal subsidies that the United Arab Emirates and Qatar provide to their state-owned airlines.
Delta people based in these states have sent hundreds of emails to their elected officials as part of the airline's "Our Future. Our Fight." campaign, sharing their concerns over the industry threat posed by Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways.
The letters from these Congressional delegations join other bipartisan letters from the delegations of Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Minnesota, Utah, Texas and Ohio – and many more from U.S. senators, state governors and business leaders – calling for the United States to enforce its Open Skies agreements with the UAE and Qatar.
The Wisconsin letter was signed by U.S. Representatives Sean Duffy, Mark Pocan, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, Jim Sensenbrenner, Glenn Grothman and Mike Gallagher. In Arizona, U.S. Representatives Andy Biggs, Kyrsten Sinema, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Ruben Gallego, Tom O'Halleran and Raúl Grijalva added their signatures.
Read the Wisconsin letter here and the Arizona letter here.