Though it is rare these days on Capitol Hill, sometimes lawmakers ally with the administration. In this case, the leaders of the House panel that funds the Pentagon spoke up to defeat the popular effort to block retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt. The House Appropriations Committee defeated an amendment by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) that would have continued to fund the A-10 at the expense of operation and maintenance accounts.  Kingston’s amendment had support in the committee, ...


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