"Senate votes to strip funding for the F-22."
President Obama had warned that he would veto the defense bill if it included $1.75 billion for the construction of new F-22s. Last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, “If we can’t get this right, what on earth can we get right? … It is time to draw the line on doing defense business as usual.” Fortunately, there is still hope for Congress getting things right. Moments ago, the Senate voted 58-40 to strip the F-22 funding from the FY2010 defense authorization bill: