Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bill: Tanker fight would consider subsidies

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Norman Dicks, D-Wash., says the defense authorization bill passed Wednesday contains a provision requiring the Defense Secretary to review the impact of subsidies on the tanker replacement program. Dicks said a new competition is expected to be launched by the next administration after a WTO ruling on the subsidy complaint. (Source: news release, 09/24/08)