Business Travel PAC and Chapter Challenge.

BUSINESS TRAVEL PAC: VOICE OF THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY

Global Business Travel Association stands for safe, efficient and secure travel for business travelers around the world. GBTA’s government relations agenda and positions we take help to further this message.
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How you can help: Participation in the CHAPTER CHALLENGE

Each of the Challenge tasks are designed to show the business travel industry cares about issues that impact them. As a constituent and a local voter, taking action through an email or making a contribution to the Business Travel PAC tells your Representative and Senator, that these issues are important and should be paid attention to.

About the BUSINESS TRAVEL PAC: VOICE OF THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY:

The Business Travel PAC allows you and GBTA members across the country to make financial contributions to support pro-business travel candidates who understand the value of business travel to individual companies and the U.S. economy, and the need for supportive legislative and regulatory policies.

Through Your Collective Efforts, We Can Make a Difference: In addition to your individual advocacy efforts, a strong Business Travel PAC is another way GBTA can effectively advocate critical public policies. The Business Travel PAC is bipartisan.  All Business Travel PAC financial contributions are voluntary and personal.

Please help today by sending an email to your member of Congress about the importance of business travel to the economy: MESSAGE TO CONGRESS

And by making a donation to the Business Travel PAC: DONATE

  • Business Travel PAC is a federal political committee that makes contributions to federal candidates and committees. Contributions to Business Travel PAC are voluntary and any member has a right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines are merely suggestions and a member may contribute more or less or not at all without concern of favor or disadvantage by the association. Corporate donations will be used to pay for other grassroots political activities. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires Business Travel PAC to request the name, address, occupation and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) or more in a calendar year.

What Is a PAC? Frequently asked Questions.

A PAC is a vehicle through which associations and other types of nonprofits can support federal candidates who agree with their positions on critical issues. Through a PAC, an association can contribute funds to the campaign committees of federal candidates. Without a PAC, associations are prohibited from contributing money to a federal candidate.

How does a PAC work?
Members and staff of GBTA, and their families, can contribute to the PAC. Those contributions are then used to support candidates for federal office (members of the Senate and House of Representatives) who support business travel issues. Associations are prohibited from using funds from their general treasury or from member dues to fund a PAC, except for certain administrative and accounting expenditures.

Who can be solicited?
GBTA can only solicit contributions for PAC from its U.S. members. Contributions from members outside the U.S. cannot be accepted.

Can my company support the PAC?
No, contributions can only be accepted from individuals.
 
Is a the contribution tax-deductible?
No. Unlike a gift to the Foundation, a contribution to the PAC is non-deductible.

How much can an individual give to a PAC annually?
An individual can give up to $5,000 to a PAC every year. A husband and wife each have separate $5,000 limits, even if only one has an income.

Who decides which candidates are supported?
GBTA staff and our government relations team make the decisions on how to best deploy the  funds. The decisions are based on the candidates’ positions and support for the business travel industry. GBTA also considers which committees the member serves on in Washington DC. The PAC is bipartisan and gives to candidates that are helpful to our industry regardless of party.

From a practical standpoint, GBTA would tend to give to Members of Congress who sit on the House and Senate transportation, homeland security, and tax writing committees since these committees have jurisdiction over most of the issues impacting travel. Other candidates who show a particular interest in our issues might also be selected.
 
Please contact Shane Downey with any questions
sdowney@gbta.org or (703) 236-1131