House votes to include 15 Growlers in defense budget

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(KPLR) – Tuesday on Capitol Hill the House voted to add 3 additional Growler jets to the house defense appropriations bill that already had funding for 12 Growlers from Boeing.

The Growler is manufactured by Boeing at its north St. Louis County plant.

Adding the additional Growlers is expected to keep the production line open through 2017 and saving thousands of jobs.

The house and senate still must vote on the bill.