Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Senate appropriators decide against cash for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine

The Hill newspaper's Roxana Tiron writes about Senate appropriators deciding not to include funding for the alternate engine.

Senate defense appropriators on Wednesday decided not to add funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter alternative engine.

Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) said that he decided against funding the engine made by General Electric and Rolls-Royce because he was concerned about the floor vote on the entire 2010 defense appropriations bill.

The Obama administration has threatened to veto the defense bill if funding for the second engine — which it did not request — is seen to jeopardize the entire F-35 program.

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