NBAA Marks the Passing of Rep. Jim Oberstar

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Washington, DC, May 3, 2014 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-8-MN), a top expert on transportation issues in the U.S. Congress.

“Few Americans have had a bigger impact on our nation’s transportation system than Congressman Jim Oberstar,” Bolen said. “From his days as a staffer on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee through his tenure as committee chairman, he worked tirelessly to connect Americans through transportation. His grasp of history and policy were unparalleled, and our nation is better for his service. Congressman Oberstar was a true champion for general aviation, understanding and promoting its value to our economy and transportation system. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jean and the Oberstar family.”

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