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Estes, Larsen Introduce Legislation to Protect Aerospace Supply Chain Jobs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ron Estes (KS-04) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to help prevent aerospace supply chain furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020 establishes a temporary relief program to provide up to 50 percent cost-share to help cover costs of pay and benefits for employees at risk of being furloughe... Read More »

Larsen Leads Congressional Estuary Caucus Co-Chairs to Introduce National Estuaries Week Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Bill Posey (FL-08), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Brian Mast (FL-18), co-chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of September 19 through September 26, 2020, as National Estuaries Week. Founded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1988, National Estuaries Week ... Read More »

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Lead 18 Members of Congress on New Legislation Requiring Passengers to Wear Masks on Airplanes and in Airports

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Washington, D.C. — Even though COVID-19 infections continue to surge across the U.S., the Trump administration refuses to issue commonsense requirements to mitigate the spread of the disease, including in air travel. So 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) led 18 Members of Congres... Read More »

Larsen Statement on Boeing Production Cuts, Delays

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EVERETT, WA -- Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, released the following statement today after Boeing announced commercial production cuts and delays to the 747, 777/777x and 787 lines: “This morning’s disappointing news from Boeing is yet another devastating blow to the workers and local communities I represent who are absorbing the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic d... Read More »

Larsen: Great American Outdoors Act Critical to Environmental Conservation, Jobs in Washington State

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation to permanently, fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help address the growing repair and maintenance backlog at national parks and public lands. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 310 to 107. “From the San Juan Islands to Snohomish County... Read More »

Larsen Outlines Priorities for Next COVID-19 Relief Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) outlined his priorities to address the continued public health crisis and provide much-needed support for families in Northwest Washington in any upcoming pandemic relief legislation: “Congress must act now to address the continued public health crisis and protect Washingtonians’ health, safety and economic security,” said Larsen. In May, the Hous... Read More »

Larsen Statement on House Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement following his vote in support of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 295 to 125: “This year’s NDAA makes important investments to strengthen military readiness, support servicem... Read More »

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces Members of Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the appointment of 20 representatives to the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF). Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the current Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, secured a provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 to create the YIATF. “In Washington sta... Read More »

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, helped secure Committee passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, bipartisan legislation which invests in U.S. ports, channels, waterways, flood control and ecosystem restoration. “You cannot have a big-league economy with little league infrastructure,”... Read More »

Larsen, Franklin Welcome “Big Bad John,” Crew to Everett

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin released the following statements after the Navy announced it will homeport the crew of the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Naval Station Everett: “I look forward to welcoming the USS John S. McCain, her sailors and their families to Everett,” said Larsen, a senior member of th... Read More »

Commentary: Juneteenth holiday would continue work remaining

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Black Americans have celebrated Juneteenth for generations. But if you are not Black, chances are you did not learn about Juneteenth growing up. It is long past time to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Designating June 19 a national holiday would clearly and powerfully proclaim the United States is finally ready to grapple with the legacy of slavery. June 19, 1865 — or Juneteenth — marks the da... Read More »

Larsen Shapes National Defense Authorization Act to Support National Security, Servicemembers, Military Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, helped shape the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Larsen successfully secured provisions to protect national security, support U.S. servicemembers and their families, and strengthen military communities. “This year’s NDAA makes important investments to strengthen military r... Read More »

Larsen: Robust Transportation and Infrastructure Bill Key to COVID-19 Recovery, Moving Economy Forward

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive, long-term package that invests more than $1.5 trillion in America’s transportation and infrastructure over the next five years. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, championed several important provisions in the final bill to ... Read More »

Larsen Votes for Police Conduct Reform, Equal Justice Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for landmark legislation to halt police violence, help build confidence in law enforcement and keep communities safe. The Justice In Policing Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 236 to 181. “Black lives matter. “Real justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland and countless others and their families... Read More »

Larsen and Gallagher Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen 5G Defense Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the 5G technology systems and infrastructure network across the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD 5G Act requires the Secretary of Defense to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in the military’s telecommunications infrastructure. “As the U.S. continues to invest ... Read More »