FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., renacts his swearing-in with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, not shown, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Pentagon is deciding ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., renacts his swearing-in with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, not shown, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Pentagon is deciding whether Boeing Co. or European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) will build 179 new tankers to replace the Air Force's Eisenhower-era KC-135 planes, the equivalent of a flying gas station. "A decision to award this contract to Boeing would strengthen America's manufacturing base and maintain America's competitive advantage globally," said freshman Pompeo. If Boeing wins, the air tanker would be built in Everett, Wash., Wichita, Kan., and several other states. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Susan Walsh, File
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 4:46 PM EST