Roby: Congress Must Continue to Support F-35 Program

March 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) this week cosponsored a House Resolution recognizing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program as a critical, cutting-edge component of America’s national security efforts that Congress must continue to properly fund and support.

Representative Roby, Co-Chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus which endorsed the House Resolution, released the following statement:

“The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the military’s most cutting-edge war machine. Congress must continue to provide adequate funding for the development and procurement of this next-generation fighter jet as we work to replace antiquated, outdated aircraft. The F-35 program is critically important to our national security, and I will continue to strongly support it in Congress.”

In December of 2017, the U.S. Air Force announced that the Alabama National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field in Montgomery was chosen for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mission.