Congress OKs bill banning purchases of Russian-made rocket engines - LA Times "Despite lobbying from a joint venture of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the Senate voted 89-11 to approve a bill Friday that would ban the Pentagon from awarding future rocket launch contracts to firms using Russian engines." That is a big deal. No more RD-180's for ULA. I believe they bought a bunch on the off chance that this would happen. I believe this would supercede the lawsuit and make it unnecessary. "The measure has already passed the House and is now headed for the expected signature of President Obama."