Support Small Businesses
As a regulated industry, ARSA members are significantly impacted by decisions made at the FAA and other federal agencies. Protections such as the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), which aims to ensure that a proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses, are essential to ARSA member companies..
The importance of the RFA is evident from ARSA's legal challenge against the FAA's expanded drug and alcohol testing rule. While the general premise of the rule is supported by industry, the agency failed to analyze the impact it would have on the small businesses now forced to comply. ARSA supports efforts to ensure agencies follow their mandates and don't overstep their regulatory bounds.
Another ongoing issue is repeal of Section 511 of the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act (TIPRA) creates an additional withholding tax for government contractors. In essence, this means that the federal government is getting interest free loans from government contractors. ARSA urges repeal of this motion so that small businesses are not prevented from utilizing their income and put at a disadvantage.