First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran spoke at a press conference today in Washington D.C. as a part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing to get the Department of Defense to account for a recent ruling by the World Trade Organization. Moran argues the European Union has illegally subsidized development of Airbus aircraft.
Airbus is currently competing with Boeing for an Air Force contract to build next generation tankers.
At the press conference, Congressman Moran said it is critical for Kansas workers, the U.S. military and American taxpayers that Boeing be given a fair shot at this tanker.
Moran and his Congressional colleagues are asking the Department of Defense to consider the illegal subsidies when requesting bids for the next generation Air Force refueling tanker.