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February 28, 2021
Riley, Hammett Ask Pelosi To Accept Tanker Contract
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Republican Gov. Bob Riley and Democratic Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammett have urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to accept the Air Force's decision to award a tanker contract to North Grumman Corp. and EADS.

Riley held a ceremonial signing Thursday of a resolution passed by the Legislature encouraging Pelosi to support the contract which would create 2,000 jobs in the Mobile area.

The resolution passed the Legislature and was officially signed by Riley in March. He said he wanted to have a ceremonial signing Thursday because Pelosi will be in Birmingham Friday.

Hammett and other legislators from both parties joined Riley at the ceremony.

Hammett and Democratic Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. have both sent letters to Pelosi asking her not to seek Congressional hearings on the contract.

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