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Larsen Hires Everett’s Roberts to Implement Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in District

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced Paul Roberts of Everett will serve as his district coordinator to help implement and oversee the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021. Roberts recently completed terms on the Sound Transit Board of Directors and the Everett City Council and previously served on th...

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Call for Targeted Delay of 5G Deployment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statements calling for targeted delays of 5G deployment near U.S. airport runways until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can determine that the technology can be safely deployed. “Once again, we...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.3 Million for Broadband Infrastructure in Anacortes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.3 million grant to the city of Anacortes, Washington. This project will support the installation of broadband infrastructure throughout Anacortes, expanding high-speed internet service to all of the city’s households, and providing additio...

Larsen: Humanities Washington Grants Provide Critical Relief to Vital Cultural and Educational Organizations in Northwest Washington

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) commended Humanities Washington, the state’s National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate, for awarding more than $1 million in grants to aid Washington state cultural and educational organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards totaled $102,212 to 13 organizations in all five Second District counties. “These awards enable Northwest Washington o...

POLITICO Pro Q&A: Rep. Rick Larsen, chair of the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee

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Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) chairs the House Aviation Subcommittee but has set his sights on chairing the full Transportation Committee — a post that will open up next year with the retirement of Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). Larsen has competition — Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is also running for the top job. She is more senior, and Democrats usually honor seniority though they don’t have t...

Larsen Calls for China Strategy to Increase U.S. Competitiveness, Enhance U.S. Leadership

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released an updated China White Paper outlining a comprehensive China strategy to boost U.S. competitiveness and enhance American global leadership. “Congress and the Biden administration must think more broadly about its ‘China agenda.’ Instead of thinking defensively, the U.S. needs to have a proactive agenda that increases U.S. competitiveness,...

Larsen Announces Run for Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced he will run for Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 118th Congress. Larsen, a senior member of the Committee and Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, made the announcement in a letter to colleagues after Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced his retirement at the end of his term. Text of the letter can b...

Larsen Statement on Retirement of Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, released the below statement after Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced his retirement at the end of his term: “It has been an honor to work with Pete DeFazio, my colleague and friend, on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructur...

DeFazio, Larsen, and Stanton Seek Answers from FAA on Apparent Lack of Boeing Accountability for Longstanding 737 MAX Issues

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Subcommittee on Aviation Member Greg Stanton (D-AZ) asked Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson to provide more complete responses to questions he was asked at a subcommittee hearing last month r...

Larsen: Build Back Better Ensures All Washingtonians Benefit from Economic Recovery

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House-passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBB), historic legislation that creates millions of well-paying union jobs, drives long-term economic recovery and growth, and enables Northwest Washington communities to combat the climate change crisis. BBB passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 213 and now heads to the S...

Larsen, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales, Marine Mammals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect marine mammals nationwide, including Southern Resident Killer Whales (orcas). The Protecting Our Marine Mammals (POMM) Act expands federal protections for ma...

Larsen Applauds Signing of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan legislation Larsen supported that makes bold, long-term investments in the nation’s infrastructure to create well-paying jobs and keep Washingtonians and the economy moving. “With the President signing this historic investment in infrastructure into law, Northwest Washington can ...

Larsen: Bold Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure Creates Jobs, Builds Greener Transportation Network

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WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan legislation that makes bold, long-term investments in the nation’s infrastructure to create well-paying jobs, keep the economy moving and fight climate change. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 228 to 206 and ...

Washington Congressional Delegation: Seattle is Ready to Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

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SEATTLE, WA – Today, Washington state’s congressional delegation, led by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), co-chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), whose district includes Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Sounders, and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, called on FIFA leadership and tournament organizers to consider Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cu...

Larsen: The Time is Right to Make Bold Investments in Child Care, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Lower Drug Prices

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Thanks to your efforts to get vaccinated and comply with necessary, science-based public health directives, Northwest Washington is defeating the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has not yet been defeated; the economy is recovering, but it has not yet recovered. To ensure all Americans can benefit from economic recovery, the time is right for bold, long-term investments that will put Washingtonians to wo...