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Lieberman: 'I'm Going To Fight To Keep That Eagle Flying High and Strong'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman visited Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., this week. Company leaders, including P&W President Dave Hess, took time to thank the senator for his support throughout his four terms in the U.S. Senate. Lieberman has supported the Pratt & Whitney-powered F-22 Raptor, C-17 Globemaster III, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the selection of Boeing and Pratt & Whitney for the Air Force aerial tanker contract.

Lieberman offered his ongoing support with some encouraging words for the employees gathered in the P&W Museum:

" ... As hard as we fight, and as much as we've learned about how to fight successfully in Congress, we wouldn't be successful unless you here at Pratt & Whitney turned out the best damn jet engines in the world."

" ... I'm going to continue fighting for Connecticut and for Pratt & Whitney right until that last day next January. And I'm going to fight to keep that eagle flying high and strong because I know that when the eagle flies high and strong, America is well protected. And I know that that eagle has under his great wings thousands of jobs for thousands of great workers and managers here in Connecticut."