WAND public policy director Marie Rietmann reports from the Hill:
"It gives me great pleasure to report that on the amendment to the defense authorization during committee consideration very early yesterday morning to add funds for the F-22 -- all four WAND/WiLL Women on the House Armed Services Committee voted no. Hooray for Susan Davis, Carol Shea-Porter, Niki Tsongas, and Chellie Pingree. I have passed on WAND appreciation to their defense aides. The vote was 31-30 to add the money -- so now we will hopefully have a floor amendment next Thursday to reverse the decision."