AIA Saddened by Attack on Representative Giffords

Press Release From: Aerospace Industries Association
Posted: Saturday, January 8, 2011

image Arlington, Va. - The Aerospace Industries Association is deeply saddened by the senseless attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at a constituent event outside Tucson, Arizona today.

"Rep. Gabrielle Giffords serves her constituents and her country with passion and with genuine enthusiasm," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "Our prayers are with her family and her staff as they get through this difficult situation."

Rep. Giffords most recently served as Chair of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee where she has been tireless champion of the nation's space program. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Giffords has also demonstrated a deep understanding of the national security, economic and technological benefits of a strong U.S. space program and aerospace industry.

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