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Rep. Mike Pompeo urges Gates to award tanker contract to Boeing

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asking him to consider the implications for Kansas and national security in the awarding of the $35 billion contract for Air Force refueling tankers.

When looking at the benefits to the “warfighter, the cost to the taxpayer, and the impact on the American worker, the choice is clear: The Boeing NewGen Tanker is the best option,” Pompeo said in the letter.

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