Identify cost-cutting measure for the new Air Force One
The new Air Force One design is projected to cost at least $600 million, a number that President Trump himself has criticized in the past. While Air Force One is no average aircraft by any means, lawmakers should look to identify any waste and cut unnecessary costs. In 2019, the Pentagon provided its first public accounting of the total costs of the new Air Force One, which totaled $5.3 billion. Pentagon officials suggested accounts for total costs of building a hangar complex as well as other administrative, engineering, and development work. The Trump Administration has long stated its desire to bring costs down as low as possible, and should pursue all available options moving forward.