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H Amdt 661 - Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (House) (193-231) - (Key vote)

Title: Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 5136 that prohibits funds made available in the bill from being expended for the development or procurement of an alternative propulsion system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program until the Secretary of Defense submits to congressional defense committees a certification in writing that the alternate propulsion system will meet specific conditions.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify that the development and procurement of the alternate propulsion system will do the all of following (Sec. 212):
    • Reduce the total life-cycle costs of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program;
    • Improve the operational readiness of the fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft;
    • Not disrupt the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program during the research, development, and procurement phases of the program; and
    • Not result in the procurement of fewer F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft during the life-cycle of the program.
  • Reduces Joint Strike Fighter F136 Development appropriation authorizations by the following amounts (Sec. 212):
    • $242.5 million for Navy Joint Strike Fighter F136 Development; and
    • $242.5 million for Air Force Joint Strike Fighter F136 Development.
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Removing Funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program

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