WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following release of President Obama’s budget proposal, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued this statement:  

“This is great news for Lima’s Joint Systems Manufacturing Center and its workers who make top-notch military vehicles,” Brown said. “Our servicemembers deserve the best equipment in the world—and this ensures that workers in Lima will continue to build it for them.”

The bill includes more than $445 million to support modifications to the Abrams Tank and more than $660 million for Stryker Vehicle.

In Dec. 2014, the Senate passed legislation that would keep jobs at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC). Brown has been a longtime champion of the JSMC and has worked over the years with Senate Armed Services and the Department of Defense leadership to promote the work done in Lima.