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Level playing field in tanker competition

Good for the U.S. House for passing the Defense Level Playing Field Act, which is aimed at requiring the Department of Defense to take into consideration the impact of illegal foreign subsidies in the tanker competition. "Passage of this tanker legislation continues to put pressure on the Pentagon to do the right thing and give our American workers a fair shot at competing for the KC-X aerial refueling tanker," Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, said in a statement. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, said in a statement: "The Pentagon must not ignore the facts, that billions in illegal subsidies have put our workers at a disadvantage in this competition. Especially in this economy, the Pentagon should not be working against millions of Americans who are looking for work."