98th Congress > Senate > Vote 186

Date: 1983-07-14

Result: 57-41

Vote Subject Matter: Foreign and Defense Policy / Defense Policy Budget

Sponsor: TOWER, John Goodwin (R-TX)

Description: TO TABLE THE NUNN AMENDMENT TO S. 675 TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IN THE B-1B PROCUREMENT PROGRAM TO COUNTERACT ERRATIC TRANSITIONS IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIS AIRCRAFT. IN THE BILL MULTI-YEAR PRODUCTION PROGRAMS CALL FOR THE ACCELERATION OF THE PRODUCTION RATE TO 4 AIRCRAFT PER MONTH--THAT IS, 48 PER YEAR--IN FISCAL YEAR 1986. PRODUCTION OF THE B-1B BOMBER WOULD PEAK IN 1988, AND WOULD BE TERMINATED IN THAT YEAR. THE NUNN REVISED APPROACH CALLS FOR 3 PER MONTH, ALLOWING PRODUCTION TO PEAK AT 36 PER YEAR IN 1986 AND TERMINATE IN 2 YEARS. (MOTION PASSED)

Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 98, p. 9946;

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