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“It’s very encouraging to see that the Machinists and Boeing have struck a potential deal to make the Puget Sound home to the 777X. Over the past few months I’ve been in touch with both sides to help facilitate discussions and to reiterate the unique benefits Washington state provides to both Boeing and its workers. While both sides in those discussions understandably represented their sometimes competing needs, they also recognized the common advantages that our state provides in terms of skilled workers, engineering and technological know-how, and communities that have supported aerospace for nearly a century.

"There is no denying the long-term economic impacts of the 777X decision on our state. That’s why a long-term agreement between the Machinists and Boeing that will help grow our state’s economy far into the future is so important. Going forward, I’m hopeful that the state legislature can help support this deal, and the future of aerospace in our state, by passing legislation to invest in our state’s education and infrastructure needs.”