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Spending for Boeing’s “Growler” Moves Forward

Senators McCaskill and Durbin to be in St. Louis Friday
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Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - More Boeing built EA-18G Growler combat planes have been approved for the Navy by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The spending bill includes $1.3 billion to purchase 12 of the electronic attack planes from Boeing and another $100 million to extend the current production line.

The bill now goes before the full Senate.

Senators Claire McCaskill and Dick Durbin will hold a joint news conference on the St. Louis production line Friday. The line is slated to shut down after 2016 unless it gets more orders.

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