A measure to eliminate a tax break for Delta Airlines moved out of a Georgia Senate committee and now faces a full Senate vote. The move comes after Delta has taken measures to distance itself from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The Senate Rules committee on Wednesday voted to remove the $50 million jet fuel tax exemption that was part of a larger tax-cut package, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
An affirmative Senate vote would send the bill back to the House, which voted to approve the tax cuts well before Delta's decision to pull back from the NRA.
The move to delete the tax exemption comes after Delta — which is based in Atlanta — joined a growing number of companies that have sought to distance themselves from the NRA since the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
Earlier this week, Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle threatened to withhold tax breaks from the company if it did not resume its relationship with the NRA, tweeting: