As Congress works its way toward a final spending bill to fund the government in fiscal 2016, a fight is brewing over U.S. Air Force access to Russian-made RD-180 engines that launch the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket into space. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee in charge of crafting the spending bill known as an omnibus appropriations bill, wants to allow the Air Force to use more RD-180s. “Senator Shelby is ...


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