NBAA Lauds Passage Of Infrastructure/Jobs Legislation


National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen welcomed congressional passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. He called the legislation “a victory for America’s transportation sector and a recognition of NBAA’s successful advocacy efforts. The bill advances many of our priorities, including the incorporation of the NBAA-supported Promoting Services in Transportation Act.”

The Senate approved the legislation in August. After both chambers passed the bill, it was expected to be signed promptly by President Biden.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $550 billion in new spending for America’s infrastructure, largely dedicated to modernizing America’s transportation systems, including airports and the national airspace system.

Bolen added, “By authorizing the Department of Transportation to establish a program for public service announcements, we will expand awareness of transportation career opportunities while working to increase the diversity of the transportation workforce. Business aviation’s success depends on our next generation of professionals, and we must look to all communities for future leaders.”

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Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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      • Let me put it this way – we WILL pay for all government expenditures eventually, whether we like it or not. Either the Congress will have the guts to raise taxes on those who benefit the most from those expenditures, or they will print more money, and that will cause inflation, which is constructively a tax on everyone. When it is time to pay the piper, we all pay the piper to one degree or another. Of course our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren will also pay, in a modern day case of “taxation without representation.”

  1. Supporting the infrastructure of the party by funding jobs to its corporate supporters. Of course the corporate interest NBAA will donate back to the party.

    Honestly I see this as national business as usual with buzzwords like “diversity” and “awareness” thrown in for the gullible to consume.