Titus Statement on Temporary Restoration of Thunderbirds’ Flying Hours

Jul 15, 2013
Press Release

July 15, 2013

Las Vegas, NV - Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement today on the restoration of the Air Force Thunderbirds’ flying hours through October first. Due to the Sequester, the popular demonstration team has been grounded since April:

“The Thunderbirds are the pride of Southern Nevada," said Titus. "While I'm pleased to hear they will be flying again, this good news is only temporary. Without a solution to fix the Sequester, the Thunderbirds will once again be grounded in October. To restore the squadron's flying hours for the long-term, Congress must act immediately to end the Sequester and enact a budget that protects programs, like the Thunderbirds, that contribute to our economic stability and national security.”