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Portman pushes amendments to make Ravenna a key missile defense site
Also says Lima tank plant should have a future
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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U.S. SEn. Rob Portman is pushing two Ohio projects through the National Defense Authorization Act.
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Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman continues to push a site in Portage County as the base for a missile defense system to protect the East Coast.

Portman sponsored an amendment to the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act to push ahead with the missile system. It also includes funding for upgrades at the Camp Ravenna National Guard base, which he’d like to see house the system.

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“I think it makes all the sense in the world. They have room for it there, I’ve toured the facility. I’ve met with the National Guard, they want it. We can do all the National Guard training that’s currently being done but  also have another really important mission for our national security.  And we would then have the only missile defense site on the eastern seaboard, eastern side of the United States. The only ones now are in Alaska and California.” 

Portman is also pushing to keep the Abrams tank plant in Lima open, though the military says it doesn’t need the tanks and the Obama administration is trying to mothball the plant. Portman says keeping Lima open and its skilled workforce on the job will save money in the long run, especially if the plant gets foreign contracts.

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All this from an individual who continues to vote against veteran benifits and wants to SELL the abrams tanks made in Ohio to other nations, which is the foreign contracts he is referring to.

Portmann is way out of touch.


Posted by: Phil (Cleveland Ohio) on December 20, 2013 11:12AM
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