F136 Goes Down

By Jason Sherman / February 16, 2011 at 6:59 PM

The House this afternoon voted to strip funding for the Joint Strike Fighter F136 alternate engine program from the fiscal year 2011 defense appropriations bill, adopting an amendment introduced by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) to halt spending on the effort.

The vote hands Defense Secretary Robert Gates a major victory in his effort to adjust the Pentagon's budget.

More to follow . . .