Economy

February 25, 2011 5:36 PM

How one lawmaker steered tanker contract to Boeing

Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington state helped engineer a change in how the Air Force evaluated the bids between Boeing and its competitor, the European Aeronautic Space and Defense Co., or EADS. On Thursday, the effort paid off as the $35 billion contract was awarded to Boeing, and with it, thousands of jobs for Dicks' home state.

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