For Immediate Release
Washington , DC – Today the Alliance for Aviation Across America issued the following statement in response to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s appointment to be the Ranking Member of the Aviation Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee.
“We are pleased with Senator Hutchison’s return to the leadership of the Aviation Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee. Senator Hutchison has been an effective leader on aviation issues, and we look forward to working with her on the important and impending issue of modernization of our air traffic control system, as well as other issues impacting small business owners and rural communities across the country that depend on general aviation.
Hutchison has been appointed to the position following the retirement of the Subcommittee’s current Ranking Member, Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS), who has announced that he will resign from the Senate by year’s end.
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