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The End of An Era?
Aviation industry leaders have been preparing for changes on Capitol Hill in light of elections that resulted in a shift in power from a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives to Republican control. These changes largely were expected, but the elections produced one stunning return for the aviation industry—the end of Rep. James Oberstar’s (D-Minn.) four-decade career in Congress. Oberstar, the powerful chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), lost his bid for re-election to newcomer Chip Cravaack, a former U.S.