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Larsen Announces Funeral Assistance for Washingtonians Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for Washingtonians who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Larsen helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive pandemic relief legislation President Biden signed into law last month. Washin... Read More »

Larsen: Bold, FDR-Like Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure Will Create Jobs, Fight Climate Change

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released a comprehensive report highlighting local transportation infrastructure needs in Washington’s Second Congressional District and calling for aggressive and progressive federal investment in the nation’s transportation network. A senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Larsen released the report in advance of Thur... Read More »

Larsen’s Message to Dreamers: You Make Northwest Washington Stronger

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for two commonsense, bipartisan bills to secure permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, including Dreamers and guestworkers. More than 16,000 Dreamers call Washington state home and contribute over $1 billion annually to the state’s economy. The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 passed the House o... Read More »

Larsen Provision to Save Aviation Jobs Included in American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law, a comprehensive aid bill that helps put vaccines in arms, money in Washingtonians’ pockets and gets people back to work. The plan includes bipartisan language Larsen championed that will save aviation and aerospace jobs in Washington state and across the country. The provision helps cover pay and benefits f... Read More »

Larsen Votes To Expand Background Checks, Close Charleston Loophole

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for a pair of commonsense, bipartisan bills to require universal background checks for all commercial sales with limited exceptions and close the Charleston Loophole. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 227 to 203. The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 passed by a final vot... Read More »

Larsen Supports American Rescue Plan Passage To Deliver Real Relief to Northwest Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver further relief to Washingtonians struggling with the economic and public health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The final version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 211. “Washingtonians are still hurting and need real relief now,” said Larsen. “This compr... Read More »

Larsen Votes to Protect Workers’ Right to Unionize

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical legislation to protect workers’ right to organize, hold employers accountable for violating workers’ rights and secure free and fair union elections – the most serious upgrade to workers’ collective bargaining rights since the 1930s. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021 passed the House of Representatives by a ... Read More »

Larsen Invites Second District Students to Participate in 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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EVERETT, WA — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting high school-aged students who live or attend school in Washington state’s Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Art submissions and forms are due to Larsen’s office by Friday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. PDT. The U.S. House of Representatives holds the annual high school visual art co... Read More »

Larsen: George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Is Step Toward Ending Police Brutality, Addressing Systemic Racism

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for landmark legislation to increase police accountability, improve the culture of law enforcement, and build trust between law enforcement and local communities. The George Floyd Justice In Policing Act of 2021 passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 212. “George Floyd should not have been murdered by a Minneapolis pol... Read More »

Larsen Votes to Break Down Barriers to Democracy, Expand Voting Rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for the most significant voting rights and democracy reform legislation in more than half a century. The For The People Act passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 210. The bold, comprehensive package includes Larsen’s bill to eliminate unnecessary, discriminatory voter ID barriers that disenfranchise citizens and under... Read More »

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on "COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery"

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below opening statement at today’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled "COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery." More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses, testimony, additional background information and live webcast, can be found here. Remarks as prepar... Read More »

Larsen Votes to Protect Public Lands, Rivers in Washington State, Nationwide

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for a comprehensive wilderness and public lands protection bill which includes Representative Derek Kilmer’s legislation to designate more than 126,000 acres of public land as wilderness and nearly 460 miles of rivers and major tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. Larsen is a longtime champion of protecting Washing... Read More »

Larsen: American Rescue Plan Delivers Real Relief to Struggling Washingtonians, Puts Nation on Path to Economic Recovery

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver real relief to Washingtonians struggling with the economic and public health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 219 to 212. “Washingtonians are hurting and need relief now,” said Larsen. “In my conversations with constituents and community l... Read More »

Larsen, Veasey Introduce Bill to Fight Discriminatory Voter ID Laws

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced legislation to protect citizens who face disenfranchisement because of restrictive voter identification laws. The America Votes Act establishes new federal protections for voters arriving at polls to affirm their identity by submitting a sworn, written statement, even if they do not have government-issued id... Read More »

Larsen Disappointed in USITC’s Blueberry Imports Determination, Vows to Support Domestic Producers

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) expressed his disappointment in the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determination that foreign blueberry imports are not causing serious injury to domestic blueberry producers. “I am disappointed to see the USITC conclude blueberry imports have not severely harmed U.S. producers,” said Larsen. “Northwest Washington’s blueberry farmers have told me how su... Read More »