Representative David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, proposed the ban as an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was passed by the House Armed Services Committee last month, according to Defense News.
The House Rules Committee reported Friday there were more than 90 proposed amendments. The House is expected to take up the bill and deal with amendments next week.
Turkey plans to purchase more than 100 of the F-35A fighter jets and is expecting to receive the first batch in 2018. Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the F-35A, is aware of the proposed ban, and told Defense News at the Paris Air Show last month that they would stick to the current program unless told otherwise.
The amendment fight highlights the steady fallout between the US and Turkey, a key NATO ally, over the May brawl. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized …