WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), cofounder of the Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucus, today issued the following statement in support of today’s GA rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“I want to commend general aviation supporters for hosting today’s event and reminding folks of the important role general aviation plays in our economy, from job creation to essential transportation,” said Johanns. “President Obama crossed the line earlier this summer when he unfairly demonized the general aviation industry for political gain. The general aviation industry supports more than a million jobs across the country, many in Nebraska. The President needs to focus on fixing our economy and fostering job creation, not jeopardizing the ones that already exist.”
The rally was held a day after President Obama visited Iowa as part of his Midwest bus tour.