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AIA’s Marion Blakey Presses Congress for Omnibus Bill

Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, has called on congressional leaders to prevent the passage of another stopgap funding measure instead of an omnibus bill, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes Congress needs to pass a government-wide spending bill for the 2015 fiscal year before a continuing resolution …

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Marion Blakey: Congress, WH Should Start Sequestration Talks Now

The White House and Congress need to start immediately on negotiations to reverse cuts to defense spending under sequestration, the head of a major defense trade association said Tuesday, according to The Hill newspaper. Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told reporters they should not wait for the …

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AIA Members to Meet With Ashton Carter About Impact of Sequestration

Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, announced that the 18 members of the Aerospace Industries Association executive committee will meet with Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on September 18, reports Jim Wolf for Reuters. Blakey shared last Tuesday that the meeting will potentially revolve around the impact of …

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AIA Chief Says Sequestration Means US Loses Jobs, Technology

Other countries could catch up to the U.S. in developing defense technologies if Congress can not agree on how to stop automatic cuts to the defense budget, the head of a major trade association said Thursday. Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion Blakey said in a statement that a …

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Supercommittee Fail: What They’re Saying

Reaction has poured in from the business and political communities regarding the congressional supercommittee‘s announcement Monday that it has failed to produce a deficit reduction proposal. Reaction from the business world primarily focused on the possibility of $600 million in additional defense cuts. “There is a mistaken notion floating around …

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