A C-130 sits inside a hangar at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Tonight could be a pivotal night in the fight to save jobs at the Falls Air Reserve Station.
The Armed Services Committee is expected to take up legislation that could save National Guard positions that are on the chopping block right now.
Under proposed cuts, the 107th airlift wing of the New York National Guard would be left without a mission and it's possible the legislation could save some jobs in that unit.
However, new legislation from the Armed Services Committee would prevent any cuts from taking effect until after 2013.
"All I can say is that right now, we are in a better place than we were a month ago when we first learned that the Air Reserve Station was losing its guard mission. That was of great concern to us and the jobs that would be associated with it," said Rep Kathy Hochul (D) Clarence, a member of the Armed Services Committee.
The meetings are expected to go late into the evening, possibly early into the morning.