Move would save $4 billion over five years.
The Defense secretary said the group's gains had been "reversed" in some areas.
The Arizona lawmaker says deployment of fighter jets shows aircraft is "irreplaceable."
The House voted 420-5 to approve the $17 billion VA overhaul.
There is no single "right" answer on what to do with the A-10.
A House panel Tuesday became the first committee to vote to scrap the fleet.
The Senate included no funding for the Afghanistan War.
The goal of the cuts was to fit spending under a defense budget ceiling of $521.3 billion.
House lawmakers on the Armed Services panel rejected specific cuts on Thursday.
Lawmakers pressed officials on preferences for the set-for-retirement A-10 aircraft.
Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte used Tuesday's Armed Services Committee hearing to probe the...
House lawmakers are unhappy, but possibly helpless, over Air Force plans to retire the fleet.
The bill passed on a bipartisan vote of 300-119, and now heads to the Senate.
The proposed cut was one of the Pentagon’s most controversial requests.
An Arizona House race features two candidates saying they're better for the A-10.
The $490 billion spending bill would also keep Apache helicopters in the National Guard.
The House on Thursday approved a proposal to scrap the Air Force's recommendation to retire the A-...
The House Appropriations Committee is the first panel to strike funding for the plane.
The House bill rejected most of the Pentagon's efforts to reduce spending.
The senators said delaying retirement is a "significant interim victory" for troops.
The amendment sponsored by Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), passed 41-20.
Gen. Larry Spencer also denied allegations the Air Force has been scaling back A-10 maintenance...
Senate Appropriations Defense Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and other appropriators expressed...
Air Force leaders on Friday defended their decision to retire the entire A-10 fleet.