Bush Asks Congress To OK $3.8 Billion Loan To Poland For F-16 Buy

By Thomas Duffy / September 17, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The White House has asked Congress to approve an amendment to the fiscal year 2003 budget providing for a $3.8 billion, 15-year loan to Poland for the purchase of 48 Lockheed Martin built F-16 fighter aircraft. The buy will head off any plans Poland has of buying a European-built fighter to meet its needs, the administration said. President Bush sent the request to House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) on Sept. 13. The request covers programs budgeted by the agriculture, energy,...

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