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Larsen and Strickland Applaud Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Modernize Washington Airport Terminals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a total of $12.4 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Spokane International Airport (GEG) to modernize the airports’ terminals. DOT awarded the funding through the Airport Terminal Program (ATP), which is one of three aviation initiatives established und...

Larsen Invites Second District Students to Participate in 2024 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’s Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in 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 8, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Inter...

Larsen Statement on House GOP’s Inability to Bring Ukraine Aid Package to the Floor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement in response to the House GOP’s inability to bring a Ukraine aid package to the House floor for a vote: “Speaker Johnson preparing to send GOP national security hawks empty-handed to the Munich Security Conference where they will have to answer questions about lack of Ukraine aid AND about Trump’s full surrender to Putin on Uk...

Larsen: Bipartisan Tax Agreement “Great News” for Affordable Child Care and Housing in Northwest Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, a bipartisan bill that expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and incentivizes investments into research & development (R&D). The bipartisan tax agreement passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a final vote of 357 to 70. The bill ...

Larsen Releases Report to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Washington

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released a district opioid report that analyzes the ongoing opioid epidemic in Northwest Washington and offers federal policy recommendations to address many of the concerns he has heard from constituents, local leaders and stakeholders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is time to regain the momentum to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives,” said Larsen...

Larsen Announces Mariner High School’s Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel as Winners of 2023 Congressional App Challenge

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) congratulated Sydney Vo and Azul Rangel, juniors at Mariner High School in Everett, for winning the 2023 Congressional App Challenge with their entry, “HopeHorizon,” which seeks to aid individuals and families experiencing homelessness. “The Congressional App Challenge has again shown the creativity of talented students from Northwest Washington,” said Larsen...

Cascadia Daily News: Op-Ed: The opioid epidemic has devastated Northwest Washington

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To read Larsen's op-ed in Cascadia Daily News, click here. To read Larsen's district opioid report, click here. The opioid epidemic is devastating the Pacific Northwest. Between February 2022 and February 2023, Washington state had the largest percentage increase of drug overdose deaths in the United States. In the five counties in Washington’s Second Congressional District, the majority of overd...

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering Cleaner and Greener School Buses to Everett and South Whidbey School Districts

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EVERETT and LANGLEY, WA – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $11,148,500 in Clean School Bus grant funding to the Moving Washington’s School Bus Fleet Towards Clean Energy project. The project aims to purchase 33 new electric school buses for 17 school districts in Washington state, including thee buses for Everett School District and one bus for South Whidbey School...

Mount Vernon Awarded $12.5 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Install 78 Electric Vehicle Charging Ports at Library Commons

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MOUNT VERNON, WA – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the City of Mount Vernon a $12.5 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant to install 78 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports downtown at the Mount Vernon Library Commons. The grant funding comes from DOT’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program, which was established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law ...

Everett Herald: Op-Ed: Work remains to bolster democracy after Jan. 6 attack

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On Jan. 6, 2021, I was in my office in Congress’ Rayburn House Office Building as violent domestic terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol building across the street. Like you, I could only watch in disgust as these terrorists attacked law enforcement, vandalized the Capitol, and threatened the exercise of our democracy and the peaceful transfer of power. Democracy bent but did not break on Jan. 6. I ...

Larsen, Smith, DelBene, Kilmer, Jayapal and Strickland Reaffirm Support for High Speed Rail in Washington and the Pacific Northwest

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, members of Washington’s House delegation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, reaffirmed their support for high speed rail and improved intercity passenger rail service in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. In a letter to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Amit Bose, the lawmaker...

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Building Safer Streets and Roads in Northwest Washington

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement of $4.27 million in Safe Streets and Roads for All funding for local projects aimed at improving road safety for all users, including pedestrians and cyclists. The Safe Streets and Roads for All program, which invests $5 billion over five years in regional, local and Tribal initiatives ...

Seattle Times: Op-Ed: NATO must continue to stand with Ukraine

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In October, representatives from NATO member countries, including the United States, gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 69th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. The primary focus of this year’s session was NATO allies’ and partners’ unwavering support for Ukraine. As a member of the Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee, I presented my second report on Ukraine’s ongoing fi...

Larsen: Bipartisan PIPES Act Makes Northwest Washington Safer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill to improve pipeline safety in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States. The bipartisan Promoting Innovation in Pipeline Efficiency and Safety (PIPES) Act of 2023 reauthorizes the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Adm...

Larsen, Smith, DelBene, Kilmer and Jayapal Applaud $4.8 Million to Refurbish Washington State Ferries

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $4.8 million to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to refurbish aging passenger spaces on six Issaquah-class ferries. The funding comes from FTA’s Urbanized Area Passenger Ferry grant program, which was reauthorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. WSDOT plans to use the federal funding to help address ...