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In addition to agriculture, I am focused on another key sector of our Kansas economy -- general aviation. The General General Aviation Manufacturers AssociationAviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) hosted a roundtable meeting in Wichita with its members to discuss industry issues. As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over many issues critical to GA, I promise to continue the fight for policies that will enhance production and job creation. I am plain tired of hearing the Obama Administration decry the industry as only for "corporate fat cats." GA helps businesses -- big and small -- grow and prosper; farmers and ranchers rely on GA to get their work done. Ninety percent of the nation's airports do not offer commercial flights -- it's general aviation that allows great access to markets, both here and abroad.

Following the roundtable discussion, I was honored to address a packed house at the Wichita Aero Club.


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