However, neither has authorized the number Boeing says it needs to keep the line open beyond 2016.
The Senate Armed Services Committee begins work on the defense authorization bill, and will decide if 22 St. Louis-made EA-18G Growlers should be added to the defense budget.
Federal prosecutors say William Boozer of Hacienda Heights, California, conspired with a Boeing procurement officer in St. Louis to receive confidential financial information which he used to win government purchasing contracts.
William Boozer pled guilty to wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts during November 2009 through February 2013.
The 100th U.S. Navy Growler aircraft, also known as the EA-18G, rolls off the assembly line today at Boeing in St. Louis.
SpaceX CEO says his rockets could save taxpayers money.
The individual amounts range from a few dollars to around $400,000, with an average of nearly $100,000 per employee.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois will tour the Boeing facility and urge Congress to find the funding needed to support the EA-18G Growler attack fighter program.
U.S. Defense Secretery Chuck Hagel’s push for a much smaller military could have dire consequences for the St. Louis region.
Three-fourths of voters say yes to contract extension through July 2022.