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Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor:

“Throughout his career, Secretary Marty Walsh has shown himself to be a committed public servant, and it is fitting he should lead a department dedicated to the welfare of America’s workforce. The more than two million highly skilled aerospace and defense workers are the crown jewel of our industry, and their wellbeing is our top priority. We look forward to working with Secretary Walsh and his team as we continue to protect and support our employees during the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, we welcome the opportunity to build a partnership that will help train the next generation of workers, while also strengthening the diversity that enriches our workforce and helps America compete globally.”

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