The White House has threatened to veto any authorization measure that continues F-22 production.
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Officials defend the hybrid tilt-rotor aircraft, describing it as an essential weapon system.
Plan sets pay hike a half-percent higher than the Obama administration requested.
Allowing funding for more F-22 Raptors would reverse the Pentagon's decision to end production of the stealthy fighters.
Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., will stop short of requiring the Pentagon to use the split-buy strategy.
Defense contractor plans to close New Bedford plant producing military backpacks and relocate work to Puerto Rico.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates mandates new organization ; operational, budget issues to be sorted out in coming months.
The results of an ongoing review will help lawmakers make informed decisions about the future of the pay-for-performance arrangement, White House says.
The same circumstances that assured Obama’s election have helped him press forward with sweeping policy proposals.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he does not back congressional efforts to add more F-22 Raptor fighter jets or C-17 Globemaster III cargo planes to Air Force arsenal.