Update: This amendment was defeated Wednesday night by a vote of 59-38.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, offered an amendment to the economic stimulus bill today that would add $5.3 billion for planes, boats, ammunition, weapons and equipment at the Department of Defense.
His amendment would cut $5.3 billion in spending from other parts of the bill.
Investing in our nation’s defense provides thousands of sustainable American jobs and provides for our nation’s security. Major defense procurement programs are all manufactured in the US with our aerospace industry alone employing more than 655,000 workers spread across over most of the US.