Congressman Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Subcommittee, released the following statement after Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated he has directed reviews of the F-35 fighter.

“I look forward to working with Secretary Mattis to make F-35s as cost efficient as possible while ensuring the safety of our warfighters. The capabilities provided by Fifth Generation Fighters are critical to our national security strategy as Russia and China work to expand their aircraft capabilities. Given the current threat environment, it is imperative that the U.S. continue to invest in both the F-18 and F-35 programs.”