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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell issued the following statement after Boeing announced that they would apply for a permit to build at the site of their recently purchased fuselage facility in Charleston, South Carolina.

“There is no place in America better suited to build a second 787 line than Washington state. When it comes to infrastructure, experience, and expertise, Washington state is second to none. From our highly skilled workers, to our world class educational resources, to leaders that are committed to keeping our state competitive, we know what’s at stake and how to deliver.

“Since 1916, Boeing and Washington state have shared in the ups and downs of the aerospace industry. While much has changed over that time, our commitment to keeping Boeing in Washington has never wavered and never will. We’ll continue to make the case to Boeing that the second line belongs in Washington state."