Larsen Statement on Air Force Tanker Announcement</A

Feb 29, 2008

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement today: 

“Boeing’s tanker is the best tanker. Boeing has 75 years of experience building the tankers our military flies. Washington state's workers are second to none and so is their product.

“I am very concerned that this decision means that the women and men in our military will not get the best tanker to meet our nation’s security needs.

“I have not heard a justification from the Air Force.  As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will be reviewing the decision in detail.

“I will continue to fight for Boeing jobs and the investments that will create them.”