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Larsen Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Boeing Speech

Washington, DC, August 24, 2017

EVERETT, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a speech at Boeing’s Everett facility.

I want to welcome Speaker Ryan to Washington state and Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. The Boeing workers with whom the Speaker met are integral to Boeing’s success as the state’s largest exporter, and underscore why it is so important that Washington, where forty percent of jobs depend on trade, maintain its competitiveness and create more good-paying jobs. But by ignoring what U.S. workers need to compete and win in the global economy – such as STEM skills to take on the jobs of tomorrow or roads and bridges to help move people and goods to market – Speaker Ryan’s tax plan proposes the same thing the GOP has proposed for decades: a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans and businesses at the expense of American workers.