Durbin, Duckworth Statement On Boeing Decision To Move Headquarters From Chicago

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement regarding Boeing’s plans to move its headquarters from Chicago to Washington, D.C.:

“Boeing’s decision to leave Illinois is incredibly disappointing—every level of government in our state has worked to make Chicago and Illinois the perfect home for Boeing’s headquarters for the past 20 years.  We are working together to ensure Boeing leadership both understands how harmful this move will be and does everything possible to protect Illinois’s workers and jobs.”

In 2001, Durbin initiated two letters to then-Boeing Chairman and CEO Philip Condit when the company announced plans to leave the Seattle area, including a bipartisan letter that was signed by 17 Illinois Members of Congress.