Ossoff Secures Administration Commitment to Help Albany-Based Thrush Aircraft | national news
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., Works to help an Albany-based company sell more products to the world.
In a recent Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee hearing, Ossoff secured a commitment from one of the top candidates in the Biden administration to work with him and the Georgia aerospace companies in Albany to help them. to export more of their products to the world.
Ossoff pointed out that aerospace products were Georgia’s top export in 2020, totaling nearly $ 10 billion in revenue, and that Georgia is a key player in the industry with more than 800 aerospace companies in the state.
Reta Jo Lewis, a native of Georgia and President Biden’s candidate for the head of the Export-Import Bank, has pledged to work with Ossoff to boost Georgia’s aerospace industry.
The exchange between Ossoff and Lewis follows:
SEN. OSSOFF: Thank you, President Brown, and congratulations to the candidates. It is a special pleasure to welcome you, Mrs Lewis, as a native of Georgia with a JD from Emory University Law School – my wife is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine there – and also a former of the UGA. Congratulations again. Thanks for joining us. I would like to ask you a few questions focused on our home state, Georgia. As you probably know, Georgia not only became one of the top 10 exporting states in 2020, but it is also a key innovator in the aerospace industry with over 800 aerospace companies in our state. Space products have been one of Georgia’s top exports for years – $ 9.98 billion in exports in 2020. And companies like Albany-based Thrush Aircraft supply products used around the world. Will you commit, please Ms. Lewis, to working with my office so that companies like Thrush Aircraft in Albany and Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah can export more Georgia-made products around the world?
LEWIS: I promise to work with you, senator, and other members of this committee on these kinds of issues.