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NBAA Lauds New Record of 200 House GA Caucus Members

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, July 23, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed the recent announcement that the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus, a leading voice in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of general aviation interests and one of the largest and most active caucuses in Washington, recently achieved a record total of 200 members.

This record number of lawmakers who recognize the significance of general aviation to local, regional and national communities and constituents comes less than one week after the previous record total of 197 House GA Caucus members was announced.

"The continued growth of this caucus underscores the bipartisan recognition in on Capitol Hill that general aviation creates jobs, provides a transportation lifeline to communities across the country, helps businesses succeed and supports people and communities in times of crisis," noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Formed in 2009, the House GA Caucus – and its companion GA Caucus in the U.S. Senate – serves as an informal group of lawmakers, formed to promote the essential role the industry plays in local communities and the national economy. Both caucuses work to inform debates about policies affecting the general aviation community.

"The growth in both caucuses shows that our industry has a strong core of support among not only incumbent lawmakers, but also among the legislators elected for the first time in last November's elections," Bolen added.

The House GA Caucus is co-chaired by Reps. Sam Graves (R-6-MO) and John Barrow (D-12-GA), while Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) lead the Senate GA Caucus.

Learn more about the House and Senate General Aviation Caucuses.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 9,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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