Earmark Description: Four F-22 Raptor jets to "avoid a work stoppage" by ensuring "work proceeds on schedule."
|House Requesting Member||Not available|
|Senate Requesting Member||Not available|
This provisions is deemed by Taxpayers for Common Sense to be an earmark, but was not disclosed by Congress as such.
|Appropriations Bill||Defense Supplemental|
|Bill Section||Aircraft Procurement|
|Bill Subsection||Air Force|
|Notes||The administration requested $600 million for four aircraft that would replace F-15s lost in combat, after which the line would shut down. This earmark redirects money to ensure the line stays open, and deletes $140 million in shutdown costs. Conferees also said funds may be used to "explore options to develop an export variant of the F-22A."|
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