NBAA Welcomes Confirmation of Michael Chertoff as DHS Secretary

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

Washington, DC, February 15, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Michael Chertoff as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

“NBAA applauds the Senate’s decision to confirm Michael Chertoff as the second Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We look forward to having an opportunity to familiarize Mr. Chertoff with the priorities of the business aviation community, and to working with him to develop policies that protect America’s aviation security interests, while recognizing economic realities and the need to preserve personal freedoms.”

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