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FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 Statement

May 21, 2009

Today the U.S. House approved the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 with a 230-word legislative bailout, which, if ultimately becomes law, would diminish competition for profit-laden UPS. Their lobbyists inserted the bailout language to threaten FedEx Express’ ability to provide competitively priced shipping options and ready access to global markets.

UPS’ bailout bill is targeted only at hurting FedEx Express and our airline-based delivery network. But those who rely on next-day commerce for medicines, replacement parts, critical inventory and other essential goods would pay the price.

UPS’ focus is holding back competition – something it has never liked in its 100-year history as a parcel monopoly. Prices have never been lower, reliability and customer service has never been better, and access to global markets has never been greater thanks to the creation of FedEx Express in 1971.

Contact: Maury Lane | (901) 496-2500

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