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Growing Congressional GA Caucus Reflects Industry’s Importance
Aug. 15, 2014
Congress may be in the middle of its summer recess this month, but the General Aviation (GA) Caucus continues to attract new members to the cause of supporting all of general aviation, including business aviation, in Washington.
Already among the largest caucuses on Capitol Hill, the historically bipartisan GA Caucus, formed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in 2009, has reached a new record level of membership – 248 members in the House and 41 in the Senate.
“This new milestone of approaching 60 percent of members on the House side alone is proof that congressional representatives value the contributions of general aviation to their districts and their states – from business growth to vital air services and assistance in times of need and disaster,” said NBAA Vice President, Government Affairs Dick Doubrava.
President and CEO Ed Bolen added, “NBAA welcomes the opportunity to work with House and Senate Caucus members because they understand and appreciate that general aviation creates jobs, helps companies of all sizes succeed, and provides a transportation lifeline to communities across the country.”
Doubrava added: “Growing participation by members of Congress in the GA Caucus also signals that the leadership and efforts by NBAA and its Member Companies, combined with the ongoing advocacy by the No Plane No Gain, campaign is benefiting the industry. These efforts are critical when issues of importance to business aviation are part of the agenda in Washington.”