Bomber Contract Price Tag Kept Secret in Senate Defense MeasureBy
Democrats joined seven Republicans in panel’s vote for secrecy
McCain was backed by Cruz in bid to disclose contract value
The U.S. Air Force won a victory in its efforts to keep its new B-21 bomber cloaked in secrecy, as the Senate passed a defense policy bill without a requirement to make public the price tag for the multibillion-dollar contract it gave Northrop Grumman Corp. to build the new aircraft.
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