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The November elections dramatically altered the political landscape and AIA is responding with a federal budget advocacy effort to educate new members of Congress and key leaders on the contributions aerospace and defense bring to our economy and national security.
While the nation faces a serious fiscal crisis and ballooning deficit that must be addressed, it is important that ill-considered cuts aren’t made to programs that affect our national security, aviation infrastructure, space leadership, technological innovation and economic vitality.
Read the latest AIA positions on key congressional policy issues that impact the competitiveness and vitality of the aerospace industry.
In February, 2011, AIA and 10 other industry associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, sent congressional leaders a letter expressing concern with the prospects of funding the federal government through the use of continuing resolutions rather than regular appropriations bills. These concerns included the fact that “a year-long CR would precipitate a series of costly schedule delays, production breaks, and other acquisition inefficiencies that will not only increase out-year costs for required DOD programs, but could adversely affect our warfighters.”