The Pentagon’s $22.7 Billion Contract for 225 F-35s Will Grow Fort Worth’s Economy
Rep. Veasey issued a statement on the Pentagon’s announcement for increased funding for F-35s:
“The Pentagon’s announcement of this $22.7 billion contract for 225 F-35s is great news for our national security and our local economy, said Congressman Veasey. “Lockheed Martin has hired over 2,000 new employees in Fort Worth since the beginning of last year because of the growth in the F-35 program. The program supports over 34,000 jobs in the state of Texas alone. I’m proud to have helped secure this funding in Congress as we developed the defense budget, and will continue to support the jobs of the men and women who help build this aircraft."