Statement On Army FMTV Decision
by John Cornyn on February 13, 2010 at 1:31 PM
Today, I issued the following statement regarding the Army’s decision not to reverse the FMTV contract award, following its re-evaluation:
For nearly two decades, Sealy, Texas, has been the manufacturing home of the Army’s FMTV truck. There, thousands of proud Texans have contributed countless hours to the production of world-class vehicles for our troops, who deserve – and have received – nothing less than the best. The Army’s decision to discard this important and valuable asset is ill-informed, and it makes no sense. It would be difficult to think of a worse time to shut down this manufacturing operation, given today’s harsh economic climate and our nation’s renewed war effort overseas. In my view, the BAE-Sealy bid represented the best value for both the American taxpayers and our men and women in uniform. I am committed to supporting the proud Texans who will be affected by this, and I will also work closely with BAE-Sealy to ensure they are exploring all future opportunities appropriate for the facility.