Amendment adopted by Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

Washington, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) introduced an amendment in the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee mark-up today that was adopted into the FY 2012 Defense Appropriations Bill.  The amendment makes it clear that the United States fully supports the Joint Strike Fighter program.
“The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is essential for our national security.  It will serve as the backbone of U.S. air combat for the next generation.” Granger said.  “China and Russia are aggressively competing with the United States.  We must demonstrate that we are committed to our future national security by being 100 percent committed to this program.  The JSF is being built by the very best work force in the country.”
The Granger amendment makes several key points.  First, it tells our troops we are committed to providing them the equipment they need to do their job and protect this country.  Second, it makes clear to our adversaries that the U.S. will be maintaining air dominance in the skies. And third, it lets our international partners know that we are committed to the success and completion of the Joint Strike Fighter; a program that is not only important to the U.S. but to many of our allies around the world.  

The FY 2012 Defense Appropriations Bill is scheduled to be on the floor of the House the week of June 20th.