VIDEO: Senators debate F-22 funding

Senator John McCain introduced an amendment yesterday to strike a $1.7 billion authorization to buy seven more Lockheed Martin F-22s in Fiscal 2010. The Senate may vote on the authorization bill today or tomorrow. Sen Johnny Isakson opposes McCain’s amendment, and yesterday delivered a brief rebuttal.

Sen Carl Levin has also released his floor speech yesterday about his opposition to extending F-22 production by seven aircraft next year. Watch below.

One Response to VIDEO: Senators debate F-22 funding

  1. Royce 14 July, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    Seven fighters for $1.75 billion? That’s $250 million per aircraft. This is not an aircraft you can acquire in low numbers without sticker shock. It will be interesting to see whether Obama carries through on his veto threat.

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