White House Objects To Funding For Additional C-17's | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.23.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.23.15

Airborne 03.24.15

Airborne 03.25.15

Airborne 03.26.15

Airborne 03.27.15

Tue, Sep 29, 2009

White House Objects To Funding For Additional C-17's

Stops Short Of Veto Threat If They Are Included In Defense Spending Bill

The White House has issued a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) strongly objecting to the Senate version of the FY2010 Defense Authorization Bill. The objections are based on the inclusion of funding for additional C-17 cargo planes President Obama says are not necessary, but the SAP stops short of threatening to veto the bill over the aircraft.

The Senate began consideration of the $636.3 billion spending bill late last week. 

In its statement, the administration again threatens to veto the measure if it includes any funding for the F-22 Raptor, The F-136 alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, or the VH-71 presidential helicopter. The Pentagon wants to end those programs and shift the resources to meet current and future war-fighting needs.

C-17 Globemaster

The publication Government Executive reports that, while none of the programs are included in the Senate bill, the House-passed version of the spending measure adds $560 million to continue the unwanted second engine and $485 million to make five initial VH-71 aircraft operational. "The Congress is urged to oppose funding these programs during floor action and in conference," according to the statement.

FMI: www.senate.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.27.15: Cockpit Changes Announced, Maine v UAVs, NBAA v Santa Monica

Also: AirVenture Update, Barnstorming Opines On Media Aero-Reporting, NTSB Update, ERAU Scholarships, Doolittle Raiders, Tecnam P2010 The loss of Germanwings Flight 9525 due to wha>[...]

IFALPA Strongly Condemns Leaking Of Germanwings CVR Data

Calls Release Of Early Data A 'Breach Of Trust' The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) deplores and condemns the leaking of certain elements o>[...]

Airborne 03.27.15: Cockpit Changes Announced, Maine v UAVs, NBAA v Santa Monica

Also: AirVenture Update, Barnstorming Opines On Media Aero-Reporting, NTSB Update, ERAU Scholarships, Doolittle Raiders, Tecnam P2010 The loss of Germanwings Flight 9525 due to wha>[...]

Airborne 03.26.15: Airbus Crash 'Pilot Induced', B-29 Rollout, CC Rockets Ready

Also: ALPA v UAVs, Aero-Community Update: XPrize, FAA Streamlines UAS COAs, Airport Infrastructure, ATC Reform, New SpaceX Rocket Data retrieved from the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CV>[...]

Summerville, SC Makes Flowertown Festival A UAV No-Fly Zone

Violation Could Land UAV Operator In Jail The town of Summerville, SC has declared its annual Flowertown Festival a no-fly zone for UAVs.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC