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March 21, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Obama budget: Offset sequester with $100B in Pentagon cuts
    The White House is proposing a 2014 budget that would not include sequestration cuts but would instead carve $100 billion out of defense spending beginning in 2019. The budget plan, which goes to Congress April 8, also would cut $100 billion in nondefense spending. Defense News (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • House, Senate pass stopgap bill to head off U.S. shutdown
    A shutdown of the federal government next week likely has been avoided, after the House voted this morning in favor of a short-term funding measure. The bill was approved by the Senate on Wednesday, and went back to the House for final approval. The bill would keep federal agencies and programs funded through the end of the fiscal year. The Washington Post (3/21), Reuters (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air Force official: Sequester won't kill global missions
    Despite a budgetary squeeze, the military shouldn't cut back too soon on deployments or missions, says Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast, director of the Air Force quadrennial defense review at the office of the Air Force assistant vice chief of staff. "To presuppose that missions will go away because there is less money is shortsighted," Kwast said. "Creative approaches can create room where you can still accomplish things, but do them differently." (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Commercial Aviation 
  • "Air Capital" objects to Obama plan for business jets
    President Barack Obama's proposal to reduce a tax break for business jets is not flying in Wichita, Kan., home to many jet manufacturers. "All the aviation manufacturers want is for him to stop talking down their industry," said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. Wichita bills itself as the "Air Capital of the World." Reuters (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Travelers frustrated by wait times at U.S. Customs
    A survey by the U.S. Travel Association and Consensus Research Group found that negative experiences with U.S. Customs are driving away foreign travelers. The survey found 43% of travelers would tell friends and relatives to avoid travel to the U.S. because of long and inefficient procedures. The survey was conducted in 2012 before sequestration went into effect. CNN (3/21), Travel Weekly (3/19), The Washington Times (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pentagon biofuels plan shielded from cuts in Senate
    The Senate thwarted an amendment that would have taken funding from the biofuels development plan under way in the military. The Senate voted 59-40 to halt a provision that would have taken away $60 million in biofuels funding. The program will help lessen the military's reliance on fossil fuels in the long run, said Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. The Hill/E2 Wire blog (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NASA: Too little money to protect Earth from asteroids
    Tight budgets are preventing NASA from finding ways to track asteroids and protect Earth from their impact, says Charles Bolden, chief of the space agency, and he placed the blame for the lack of readiness squarely at the feet of Congress and the White House. "You all told us to do something, and between the administration and the Congress, the bottom line is the funding did not come," Bolden said in a hearing this week on Capitol Hill. (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Reach AIA members - New advertising opportunity
    For the first time, AIA is publishing a comprehensive Membership Resource Guide to provide AIA members with information on all of the benefits and opportunities available to members. The first edition of the AIA Member Resource Guide will be available both in print and online, and distributed to all of AIA's members as well as high-level government and administration officials. If you are interested in advertising in AIA's Member Resource Guide, visit here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Urgent call to action – write Congress and the White House to repeal sequestration
    Because of the White House's and Congress' inability to reach a deal to reverse sequestration, the initial round of multibillion cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Although these cuts are now being implemented, it is not too late to repeal this bad policy and develop a balanced, bi-partisan solution to our nation's debt and deficit problem. Now is the time to reach out to your elected officials to communicate the urgent need to repeal sequestration. Go to the Second to None website to send a letter to your elected officials in Washington today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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