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Larsen Applauds $24.2 Million for Northwest Washington Fish Passage Projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, announced a total of $24.2 million in recommended funding for three Tribal projects to remove and replace fish barrier culverts and restore access to healthy habitat for migratory fish, including endangered salmon populations, in Northwest Washington. “Thanks to the Bipartisan In...

Larsen Requests More Than $42 Million for 15 Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2025 Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in Northwest Washington communities,” said Larsen. “I will continue to ...

Larsen Applauds Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, applauded House passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years. The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. “This ...

Larsen Applauds $1 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Improve Fuel Infrastructure at Friday Harbor Airport

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FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $1,000,001 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding to the Port of Friday Harbor to improve the existing fuel farm at Friday Harbor Airport (FHR). The port will use the funding to add a supplemental tank for Jet A fuel and install a larger 12,500-gallon AvGas fuel tank. FAA awarded the funding through the Airport In...

Larsen: $16 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Helps Make Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Cleaner and Greener

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This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) awarded a $16 million grant to the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help reduce truck air pollution near the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The grant funding comes from the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Grant Program (RTEPF), which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve air qua...

Larsen Supports Commitment to Indo-Pacific Partners

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting to strengthen security in the Indo-Pacific region: “This legislation invests in strengthening the U.S. commitment to Indo-Pacific security and ensures allies and partners in the region know their security is tied to U.S. security. I will also continue to support a robust economic and diplomatic agenda that demons...

Larsen Supports Israel’s Defense, Aid for Gaza

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting in support of aid to Israel: “Today, I voted in support of emergency funding to Israel and humanitarian aid for Gaza and other vulnerable people worldwide. Six months after Hamas’s unprovoked and horrific attack on Israel, I continue to stand with the Israeli people and support Israel’s right to defend itself. “I...

Larsen Supports Ukraine Aid: “Stand Up For Ukraine”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting for aid to Ukraine: “Russia’s unprovoked attack is felt far beyond Ukraine’s borders, including by the thousands of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Americans who call Washington state home. In my regular conversations with Ukrainian constituents, I have consistently heard the urgent need for aid to Ukraine in its fight ...

Larsen Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Migratory Bird Protection Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded House passage of the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Larsen, Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), David Joyce (OH-14) and Mary Peltola (AK-At Large) to reauthorize and improve the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the only federal grant initiative to promote...

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Working for Northwest Washington Airports

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EVERETT, WA – This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced three grants totaling $2,841,542 to modernize airport infrastructure, improve runway safety and create jobs at Friday Harbor Airport, Lopez Island Airport and Anacortes Airport. The grants come from FAA’s Airport Infrastructure Grant program (AIG), which was established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to invest in...

Larsen Extends 2024 Congressional Art Competition Deadline to Monday, April 15

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EVERETT, WA - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is extending the deadline for high school-aged students who live or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District to submit their art to the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. All art entries must be original in concept, design and execution. Art submissions and forms are due to Larsen’s office no later than Monday, April 15, at 5:00 p.m. PT. I...

Larsen Joins Bipartisan Congressional Fusion Energy Caucus

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced he joined the Congressional Fusion Energy Caucus to highlight the role the renewable energy source plays in driving economic growth, creating jobs and protecting the environment in Northwest Washington. “Fusion energy is a gateway to a cleaner – and brighter – future,” said Larsen, who also serves as the lead Democrat on the Transportation & ...

Seattle Times: Editorial: Navy smart to invest in Everett for new class of ships

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To read the Seattle Times editorial, click here. To read Larsen's 2019 report, "Naval Station Everett: 'The Sailor's Choice' Poised for the Future," click here. Included in the flurry of spending bills Congress passed this month was a needed dollop of $19 million for military housing within the Navy Support Complex at Smokey Point in Snohomish County. The Navy, at the urging of several members of ...

Larsen Statement on Boeing Leadership Transitions

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, released the below statement after Boeing announced a series of leadership transitions on Monday: “The Boeing Company needs to get back to what it has done best: designing and engineering the safest and best airplanes in the world. That starts with Boeing getting back to its roots as a...

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington in Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of a bipartisan spending package that funds the government through September 2024 and invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families. The spending package passed by a final vote of 286 to 134 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in Northwest Was...