House Appropriators Preserve Air Force's A-10 Divestment Plan

By Courtney Albon / June 11, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Although the House and Senate Armed Services committees have blocked the Air Force's plans to retire the A-10 Warthog in their respective fiscal year 2015 defense policy legislation, House appropriators this week shut down an amendment to keep the aircraft flying through FY-15. The move indicates that the service's proposal, while unpopular among many lawmakers, may find its legs among congressional appropriators who defeated the measure 13-23 on June 10. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) proposed the amendment, which would have...

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