Murkowski amendment would delay F-16 relocation

Senator Lisa Murkowski today joined 98 of her colleagues in passing the Defense Authorization Bill.

A key amendment proposed by Senator Murkowski was included in the final bill. That amendment would delay for a year any structure movement like the F-16 Aggressor Squadron transfer being considered by the U.S. Air Force.

The amendment essentially scratched the deadline for the newly-created "National Commission for the Structure of the Air Force" from March 31, 2013 and substituted March 31, 2014 instead.