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US House passes bill to block Iran aircraft sales

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[h=1]US House passes bill to block Iran aircraft sales[/h]
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Washington (AFP) - The House of Representatives has passed a measure that would block US aircraft sales to Iran, potentially undercutting a Boeing deal with Tehran worth up to $25 billion.[/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]Two amendments approved to an appropriations bill from Representative Peter Roskam would ban sales from Boeing and from European rival Airbus, amid concerns the aircraft could be used for military purposes, the congressman said in a statement Friday.[/FONT]

Should the Senate pass this one as well? Why or why not?
and how can our Congress prevent Airbus from selling planes to whoever they want?
 

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[h=1]US House passes bill to block Iran aircraft sales[/h]

Should the Senate pass this one as well? Why or why not?
and how can our Congress prevent Airbus from selling planes to whoever they want?

Oh, good grief! Will someone PLEASE stop the GOP from OD'ing on stupid pills? If Iran doesn't buy those planes from Boeing (providing tens of thousands more jobs for Americans), they WILL buy them from Airbus. Or maybe even from China, now that China's gotten into the passenger aircraft manufacturing business.

But I get it - do anything, anything they can just to stop Obama from being able to brag about bringing jobs to American workers...because this deal was - had to be, even if it wasn't announced - a part of the nuclear deal with Iran.
 

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Oh, good grief! Will someone PLEASE stop the GOP from OD'ing on stupid pills? If Iran doesn't buy those planes from Boeing (providing tens of thousands more jobs for Americans), they WILL buy them from Airbus. Or maybe even from China, now that China's gotten into the passenger aircraft manufacturing business.

But I get it - do anything, anything they can just to stop Obama from being able to brag about bringing jobs to American workers...because this deal was - had to be, even if it wasn't announced - a part of the nuclear deal with Iran.

To be fair, the Democrats didn't block this one, and some of them supported it. Stupid pills are in great abundance in Washington just now, so there are plenty for both parties.
 

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To be fair, the Democrats didn't block this one, and some of them supported it. Stupid pills are in great abundance in Washington just now, so there are plenty for both parties.

The Dems weren't what made the difference - there's more than enough GOP'ers to pass it all on their own, even with Dem opposition in lockstep.

So yeah, the GOP owns this one.
 
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