(Washington, D.C.) –  Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate labor and pensions committee, issued the statement below following Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) discussion on tax reform with Boeing management and employees at Boeing’s headquarters in Everett, WA.

“I’m glad Speaker Ryan had a chance to hear from workers in Washington state today, and I hope he saw that when workers succeed and have money in their pockets, businesses succeed and the economy succeeds,” said Sen. Murray. “Unfortunately, from everything we know, it looks like Republicans will use the same playbook they’ve used in the past: pushing tax breaks that would benefit the biggest corporations and the wealthiest Americans-- like President Trump-- who are doing just fine in today’s economy, all while turning their backs on hard-working families. That’s not tax reform, that’s more of the same. When Republicans are willing to come to the table to work with us to actually give relief to the middle class, then I’ll be happy to work with them.”