York County House Delegation Praises Committee for Passage of Bradley Fighting Vehicle Resolution
4/2/2014
HARRISBURG – Standing up for York County residents who help keep our servicemen and servicewomen as safe as possible in the line of fire, the York County House Delegation supports House Resolution 597, which urges the United States Army to reconsider temporary suspension of Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicle production. The resolution was passed today by the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Authored by Seth Grove (R-Dover) and co-sponsored by Reps. Keith Gillespie (R- Hellam), Ron Miller (R- Jacobus), Mike Regan (R- Dillsburg), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Kevin Schreiber (D-York) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover), the resolution comes in response to an announcement from the Pentagon that Bradley Fighting Vehicles (BFV) production will be temporarily stopped at the BAE Systems York County facility where the vehicles are produced.

The facility employs more than 1,400 people dedicated solely to the production of the BFV, which has played key role in the United States’ military efforts in the Middle East. A production suspension will have a negative impact on the lives of the employees who make the vehicles and the suppliers whose materials are put into BFVs.

The York County House Delegation believes the vehicles play a large role in our local economy and national security, and halting production, even for a short time, is in no one’s best interest.

The resolution may now be taken up on the House floor.

York County House Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Mike Straub
717.260.6479
mstraub@pahousegop.com  
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