Thursday, January 19, 2017

Go Fly a Kite

Perhaps laboring under a misapprehension that Hillary Clinton is the new President, Congressman Peter Roskam wants to send Chicago jobs overseas. Roskam hopes to kill a deal between Boeing and the government of Iran. According to Crain's ...
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam has resumed his efforts to shoot down Boeing's deal to sell billions of dollars of passenger aircraft to Iran.
Roskam revives effort to block Boeing's Iran deal
And according to CNN ...
Iran Air took delivery last week of the first of 100 jets it has ordered from Airbus (EADSF). The first of 80 aircraft from Boeing (BA) are scheduled to arrive in 2018. The badly needed jets will reconstitute Iran's decrepit commercial aircraft fleet, which has been languishing under decades of Western sanctions. Peter Roskam, a Republican member of the House, introduced a bill on Friday to initiate an investigation by the Trump administration's Director of National Intelligence into Iran Air and the nation's other airlines. If Iran Air or any other airline were to be found to support the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps or foreign terrorist organizations, the airline would be added to the U.S. sanctions list and be prevented from receiving new aircraft or U.S.-made parts. That would effectively freeze the sale of jets from Boeing to Iran.
Congressman renews push that could kill Iran jet deals
Roskam, Lake County's vestigial congressman, is no stranger to travel abroad. Here's a photo from a recent Roskam visit to Europe and the Middle-East ...

Roskam Leads Chicago Delegation to Poland, Israel
Note to Peter Roskam Congressional-Travel Ops: If you kill the Boeing deal, your boss can always fly on a French-built Airbus.

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