DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2004CONTINUED
ABRAMS SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
Mr. DeWINE. Mr. President, I rise today to join my colleagues to highlight the absolutely critical need to fund the Abrams tank program and the M1A2 System Enhancement Program, specifically.
We have a moral obligation to our military forces to see that they are armed with the best equipment available when they put their lives on the line. The M1A2 System Enhancement Program is an important step in achieving this goal because it will help ensure the tank crews and the troops they protect get the highest, cutting edge technology possible. Like Senator Voinovich, I am extremely proud of the employees at the Lima Army Tank Plant, who themselves take such pride in the important work they do every day to make sure our tanks continue to be the best in the world.