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Bill Johnson on President-elect Trump Comments Regarding Boeing and Air Force One

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Washington, December 7, 2016 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s comments regarding the costs of a new Air Force One to be built by Boeing:
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Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s comments regarding the costs of a new Air Force One to be built by Boeing:

As a veteran who served in the Air Force for 26 and a half years, I believe President-elect Trump is right to closely examine the taxpayer cost of the new Air Force One – or any other government contract – to ensure the federal government is spending the American people’s hard-earned money wisely.  In the case of the Boeing contract, there is no question that Air Force One must be, essentially, a flying White House with all the necessary safety, security, and communications capabilities. And, that costs money.  However, it’s also the case that no contract that spends a dime of taxpayer dollars should be above scrutiny.  I welcome this fresh attitude in the new White House...and I hope it expands to all federal agencies. 

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Tags: Budget