RAA Announces Member-Exclusive Post-Election Analysis Webinar on December 15

Join Us For A Webinar!
Post-Election Analysis: Making Sense of the New Political Landscape and its Impact on Aviation Policy

December 15, 2020
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm EST

The Regional Airline Association invites all RAA airline and Associate member representatives to join us for a webinar discussion of the 2020 election results on Tuesday, December 15th at 1 pm. This special webinar is complimentary and is offered as a membership benefit. Webinar participation is limited to RAA member airline representatives and associate members. If you are unsure about your membership status please contact Michelle Cravez, cravez@raa.org.

RAA’s staff team will lead this webinar featuring Washington insiders and Capitol Hill veterans who will discuss what the election means for the broad political landscape in our nation’s capital and for airline policy, specifically. We expect to have an enlightening conversation and aim to provide a bit of clarity for airline members and associate members on what to expect in 2021 and what it may mean for your company. For more information on the listed speakers, click on the speaker’s name.

Session I: Setting the Stage for Regional Airline Success in 2021 and Beyond
During this session, RAA’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, Drew Jacoby Lemos, will provide high-level observations about today’s political climate and a view of the Association’s legislative objectives on behalf of its members, with a specific focus on policy work initiated in 2020 that will carry over into 2021. He will discuss the role that member advocacy has played in the Association’s success strategy during this discussion.

Session II: “A Discussion of the Federal Political Landscape and What We Can Expect from a New Congress and Biden Administration”
This session will focus on President-elect Biden’s legislative and administrative agenda and the political dynamics that will shape his interactions with Congress and his ability to be successful. We will also touch on areas for bipartisan compromise with a specific focus on the higher education reauthorization and opportunities to provide more federal financial assistance to students who want to become commercial airline pilots. We will be joined by speakers who have decades of experience working in leadership roles for high ranking elected leaders on Capitol Hill and as government affairs consultants advising private and public sector clients. Session II confirmed speakers include:

Session III “Aviation Policy in a New Congress and the Biden Administration”
The second session will focus on activities related to supporting the aviation industry’s recovery from the COVID pandemic, from the perspective of Congressional staff professionals who write and develop aviation policy. These experts will touch on the ongoing implementation of regulatory policy mandated through the 2017 FAA reauthorization bill as well as the aviation workforce pipeline for maintenance technicians and pilots. Session III confirmed speakers include: