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Sep 19, 2017

Washington State Receives $900K SBA Grant to Boost Small Business Exports

OLYMPIA, WA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Washington State Department of Commerce a sixth year of funding to help state small businesses grow through exporting. The $900,000 grant...

Sep 7, 2017

GAO Report Finds FAA’s Implementation of NextGen is On Budget, ATC Privatization May Jeopardize Modernization Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, and Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today...

Aug 24, 2017

Larsen Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Boeing Speech

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.

Jun 7, 2017

Larsen, Transportation Democrats Introduce Legislation to Reject Trump Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control, Accelerate NextGen Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, joined by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Democrats on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is rejecting President Trump’s plan to privatize...

Jun 5, 2017

Larsen to Help Lead Washington State’s Largest Ever Delegation to Paris Air Show

PARIS, FRANCE–U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Brian Bonlender, Director of the Washington state Department of Commerce, will lead Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to the International Paris Air Show – the world’s premiere aircraft exposition event. As in 2013, Larsen will take a leave of absence for one week while attending the Air Show.

Apr 27, 2017

Bipartisan Larsen Bill Aims to Protect American Aviation Jobs from Unfair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, along with Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) and Drew Ferguson (GA-03), have introduced bipartisan legislation that would preclude the Department of Transportation (DOT) from issuing a foreign air carrier permit for US operations to an airline that exploits “flags of convenience” to avoid regulations in its home country.

Mar 16, 2017

Larsen, DeFazio Highlight Negative Consequences for U.S. Aviation System Under President’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today highlighted the negative consequences for the U.S. aviation system under President Trump’s proposed budget. Key provisions of the President’s budget include moving oversight of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system from the Federal Aviation Administration to “an independent, non-governmental organization” and eliminating funding for the Essential Air Service program, which provides commercial air service in small and rural communities across the country.

Jan 18, 2017

Larsen Wraps Affordable Care Act Tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District

EVERETT, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today concluded a seven-stop Affordable Care Act Tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District – a series of events to hear from constituents, hospital administrators, healthcare providers...

Dec 20, 2016

Larsen Calls on President-Elect Trump to Reject Norwegian Air International, Protect American Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) today led a bipartisan group of more than 100 Members of Congress in calling on President-elect Donald J. Trump to reverse a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Norwegian Air International (NAI) to operate routes between the U.S. and Europe.

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