At the second-day NBAA 2014 general session this morning in Orlando, Fla., the politically opposed and married media stars James Carville and Mary Matalin agreed the Republicans would likely take control of the Senate in the upcoming November 4 midterm elections. Carville pointed out that since World War II, the party with an incumbent president and a majority in the Senate had lost that majority in every mid-term election except one.
Also at the session, Sen Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)–a senior member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Budget Committee–urged attendees to contact their representatives regarding next year’s FAA reauthorization legislation. “This bill is our best chance to address the issues that matter most to the general aviation community,” he said.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) shared some of his state’s initiatives for enhancing its business aviation climate, including the formation of a Delaware Business Aviation Association today at NBAA 2014.