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Congressman Tierney Presses for More Oversight over Defense Departmentís F-35 Joint Strike Fighter P
Congressman Tierney Presses for More Oversight over Defense Departmentís F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program
Washington D.C. Ė Congressman John Tierney, Ranking Member of the National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, sent a letter today to House Oversight and Government Reform Leaders to urge comprehensive oversight of the Defense Department's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II, the largest weapons procurement program in history. Citing substantial cost overruns, repeated scheduling delays and a flawed acquisitions process which have plagued the nearly $400 billion JSF program, Congressman Tierney recommended that a series of hearings be held on the program and its role in the discussions around our country's long-term fiscal health.
The entire text of the letter sent by Congressman Tierney this afternoon follows and can be found here.
December 21, 2012
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