Griffin Presses Administration on LAS Aircraft Acquisition

Statement

By:  Tim Griffin
Date: June 8, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after joining other members of the Arkansas and Kansas congressional delegations in sending a letter to Rep. Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), regarding the Light Attack Support (LAS) aircraft acquisition process:

"The Obama Administration has carelessly mishandled the LAS aircraft acquisition process, and continues to offer only silence when pressed to explain why critically important safety requirements have been overlooked or ignored. It is my hope, with Chairman McKeon's help, that we will receive a complete explanation, so we can ensure hardworking U.S. taxpayers' dollars aren't wasted and the right aircraft is selected."