May 8, 2014 1:37 AM by Stefanie Boe
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Ron Barber's bipartisan amendment to keep the A-10 Warthog from being mothballed has passed House Armed Services Committee. The vote came just before midnight in Washington.
According to a news release from Barber's office, the amendment was passed with support from 25 Democrats on the committee as well as 16 Republicans.
"Today the House Armed Services Committee took an important step to support our ground troops and prevent the A-10 from being divested," Barber said after the vote.
There are more than 80 A-10's at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.
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