KS House Asks Washington to Stop Airbus Deal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House adopts a resolution calling on President Bush and Congress to prevent the Air Force from awarding a tanker contract to a French company.

The House passed the measure Thursday on a unanimous voice vote. The Senate approved a simlar resolution on Friday.

Legislators are upset with the Air Force's decision to award a $35 billion contract to Airbus over Chicago-based Boeing.

Kansas officials worry that the Wichita area would lose up to 500 jobs and 3,800 statewide.

The resolution also says that relying on a foreign supplier for military equipment is unwise and not in the nation's security interest.

While some members of Congress have criticized the contract, others say they're comfortable with the decision.

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