Airforwarders Association FORWARD Magazine, Fall 2018

AfA Special Features 18 Forward Magazine Q Fall 2018 Airforwarders Association T his month, in one of the most impassioned mid-term elections we have seen in recent history, the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. The election was not only a victory for the left as voters also elected candidates from numerous minority and marginalized groups, many of whom were the first of their race, gender or sexual orientation to win their seat. The Democrats convincingly took the House of Representatives, gaining 26 seats and creating the potential to fuel tremendous social, political and economic changes that have long been anticipated at the top of committees. We expect that the new leadership will have massive implications for the Transportation Industry, where many ranking Democratic members will be elevated in the ranks. This will be most visible at the committee level, where we anticipate new leadership particularly on the House Transportation and Infrastructure and House Homeland Security committees. We’ll also see races in other committees that will impact the transportation industry. For example, Representative Bill Pascrell has publicly stated that he will run for the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means trade subcommittee and has promised that if elected, he will hold the Trump administration accountable for its trade policies. In many ways, federal support for transportation has been stalled over the past two years. This year however, over 314 transportation-related measures How the Mid-Term Elect ions wi l l Impact Transportation By the Airforwarders Association Staff i i i