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AIA Press Release Archive

Sen. Mark Warner to Serve as Senate Aerospace Caucus Co-Chair

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) will join Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) as Co-Chair of the Senate Aerospace Caucus. Senator Warner is taking over for Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) who stepped down at the beginning of the 115th Congress. Aerospace and defense has a huge impact on Virginia, from the space launch facilities […]

Trump Budget: New Priorities, New Opportunities

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher on the preliminary budget submitted to Congress by President Trump. Arlington, Va. — President Trump’s preliminary budget submission reflects a substantial re-ordering of priorities. The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the President’s proposal as the vital first step in determining national priorities for the coming years and […]

AIA Urges President Trump To Sign NASA Transition Authorization

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the NASA Transition Authorization Act into law. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes House passage of S. 442, the NASA Transition Authorization Act, and urges the President to sign the bill into law. NASA programs are at the center […]

AIA: President Trump Should Sign Repeal of Blacklisting Rule

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging President Trump to sign the Congressional Review Act repeal of the Blacklisting rule, E.O. 13673. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the Senate vote to eliminate Executive Order 13673 – known as the ‘blacklisting’ rule – and calls on President Trump to sign […]

AIA Releases New NASA Funding Report

AIA released a new report Monday, making recommendations for increasing NASA’s budget to restore America’s leadership in space. AIA believes that our nation is underfunding NASA and shortchanging our future. While we’re not advocating for a return to 1960s-era funding levels of four percent of the Federal budget, we believe our investment should be substantially more than […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies work closely with the Commerce Department to promote American competitiveness in the global civil aviation, space systems, and defense market, urges the Senate to confirm […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association urges the Senate to immediately confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. As an experienced business executive, Mr. Tillerson understands the interplay among political, security, and economic dynamics […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Mike Pompeo as Director of CIA

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency to gather intelligence to support our national security, urges the Senate to confirm […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the mission of the Department of Homeland Security to secure our nation’s borders and protect our citizens, urges the Senate to confirm […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association strongly supports the nomination of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Chao will bring a wealth of knowledge, integrity and experience to the DOT and we […]

AIA Urges Senate to Confirm James Mattis as Secretary of Defense

Statement by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher urging the Senate to confirm General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association, whose member companies support the Defense Department’s efforts to equip and supply our men and women in uniform, applaud the Senate Armed Services Committee’s overwhelming bipartisan vote […]