Hazelwood, MO (KTRS) U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited the Boeing facility in Hazelwood on Tuesday.
It was there he discussed national defense. As the vice-chairman of the Defense Appropriations Committee, Durbin said he’s pleased that the latest defense budget includes $4 billion to keep Boeing’s Super Hornet and Growler production lines running.
“It’s no secret how critical Boeing’s presence is to downstate Illinois. which is why I’ve made it a priority to provide continued funding that bolsters our national defense and our economy.” Durbin said.
The Navy is now budgeted for the purchase of 110 Super Hornets over the next five years.