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Budget Agreement Directs Critical Funding to Keep A-10 Flying

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Washington, February 9, 2018 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) supported a two-year budget agreement this morning which directs a $46.4 billion investment in military aircrafts. This includes $11.7 billion to repair or upgrade old aircrafts, which is critical as Carter continues to fight for funding to keep the A-10 Thunderbolts stationed at Moody Air Force Base flying.  

"There is no question that the Warthog provides vital close air support for our troops," said Carter. "As we continue to fight to keep the A-10 flying, this funding investment in aircraft repairs and upgrades is huge. I am proud to support this legislation today for the future of the A-10 and Moody Air Force Base, and I will continue to fight to provide the critical resources needed."

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 passed both the House and Senate with Carter’s support and was signed into law by President Trump this morning. The legislation extends discretionary spending to March 23, 2018 at current levels while amending the Budget Control Act to raise spending limits on defense and non-defense spending over fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019.

The legislation directs $46.4 billion to improve our air power resources. This includes $11.7 billion to repair or upgrade old aircrafts, $32.5 billion to replace aircrafts too old or broken to repair, and $2.2 billion to recruit and train more airmen and aircraft mechanics.
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