Politics & Government

July 21, 2009

Obama victory: Senate votes to kill additional F-22 funding

The Senate voted Tuesday to strip $1.75 billion in increased spending for the F-22 jet fighter following a protracted fight between the Obama administration, top Pentagon officials and a bipartisan group of lawmakers and a faction of military leaders and members of Congress whose districts benefit from the aircraft's construction. The vote to strip the money from the Defense appropriations bill was 58-40.

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