After his speech, McArtor met with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the most outspoken critic of Airbus on Capitol Hill. Murray said McArtor requested the meeting.

"I will listen to anyone," Murray said in an interview after the meeting. "But we have serious disagreements over a trade dispute. Airbus speaks with two voices, one from its lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and the other from its officials in France." Full Article)

- Tri-City Herald - February 3, 2005