U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, released this statement following her meeting today with Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun:
“The American flying public and Boeing line workers deserve a culture of leadership at Boeing that puts safety ahead of profits.
"In today’s meeting with Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun, I made it clear that quality engineering and a commitment to safety always have to be the top priority. Hardworking engineers and machinists in the Pacific Northwest know this.
"Recent reporting by the Seattle Times and other outlets underscores the urgency of the situation. I will be holding hearings to investigate the root causes of these safety lapses.”