Congress Approves Funding For Lima-Built Tanks

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12/11/13 10:55 a.m.
Congress has approved funding to keep the Lima Tank Plant in operation for at least another year. The Lima News reports members of congress have inserted funding for the Abrams tank program into the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. President Obama’s 2014 plans included no funding for Abrams tanks built solely at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima. U.S. Representative Mike Turner, who chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land, said not funding the program would have jeopardized its future and hundreds of jobs at JSMC.

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