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AOPA Applauds Appointment of Pilots to House Transportation Committee 

Association Welcomes Added GA Perspective As FAA Reauthorization Approaches

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently applauded the announcement that two more pilots would be joining the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January. The Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee will play a vital role in setting long-term spending priorities for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during the 2015 Reauthorization process.

Rep. Todd Rokita, (R-IN), is among the 12 new committee members announced on Dec. 10.  Rokita is an active pilot and AOPA member. Rokita is also an original co-sponsor of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA), which reforms the third-class medical certification process, as well as a member of the House GA Caucus and one of general aviation’s staunchest allies in Congress.

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