AIA Commends Attempts to Modify Sequestration

Feb. 08, 2012

Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey

We are pleased members of both the House and Senate recognize the dangers that draconian cuts pose to our nation’s security and America’s skilled workforce, threatening more than one million middle class jobs. It is imperative that Congress and President Obama quickly agree to a path forward that avoids sequestration and automatic reductions in defense and domestic spending. The effects on DOD, FAA and NASA are potentially devastating.

The aerospace and defense industry is comprised of highly skilled and dedicated workers with…

Export Controls, Arms Sales, and Reforms: Balancing U.S. Interests

U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing

ORAL REMARKS BY:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
February 7, 2012

Export Controls, Arms Sales, and Reforms: Balancing U.S. Interests

U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing

WRITTEN REMARKS BY:
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
February 7, 2012

Student rocket-builders join top STEM leaders at White House Science Fair

Feb. 07, 2012

Participants in world’s largest rocket contest showcase designs for President Obama

Arlington, Va. — President Obama highlighted the efforts of team members, teachers and parents from a Presidio, Texas, school that worked to raise funds to participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) contest in remarks at the second White House Science Fair. Lauding the initiative and creativity of all the students at the fair, the president mentioned that the Presidio High School team, from one of the poorest school districts in Texas, had even sold a goat as part of its…

Marion C. Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, AIA fact sheets.

U.S. Satellite Manufacturing Job Losses:
The Case for U.S. Export Control Reform