- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman will be co-chairman of the bipartisan Senate General Aviation Caucus in the upcoming session of Congress.

The Arkansas senator will serve as co-chair of the caucus with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

As co-chairs, Boozman and Manchin will recruit members to the caucus and guide the organization to inform Senate colleagues about general aviation’s contributions to the national economy and transportation system.

Boozman says in Arkansas, general aviation airports support more than $500 million annually in economic activity and that nearly 10,000 residents work in aviation and aerospace manufacturing - many in the general aviation sector.

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