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Congresswoman Nikema Williams and Chairman Rick Larsen Act for Airline Passengers Facing Flight Cancellations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee, took action to help air travelers navigate increasing numbers of flight cancellations and delays. Congresswoman Williams and Chairman Larsen sent a letter to Airl...

Larsen Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below statement after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade: “For nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right to choose. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is wrong, but we are not powerless to fight back. “The Senate must suspend the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to explicit...

Larsen Shapes Annual Defense Bill to Support Northwest Washington Servicemembers, Military Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, helped shape the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Larsen successfully secured provisions to strengthen national security, support women and men in the military and the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce, and ensure the United States remains a global security l...

Larsen Welcomes 2026 FIFA World Cup to Washington State

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Everett), co-chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, applauded the decision of FIFA leadership and tournament organizers to name Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. “As a lifelong soccer fan and co-chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, I am excited Puget Sound and Seattle will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” said Larsen. “The Pacific No...

Larsen Votes to Protect Washington State’s Environment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), bipartisan legislation that invests $1.3 billion to assist states, territories and Tribes in conserving, restoring and protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. In passing RAWA, Larsen secured more than $21 million for Washington state to help manage fish and wildlife species of greatest ...

Larsen, Graves, Titus and Balderson Applaud House-Passage of Bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Garret Graves (LA-06), Dina Titus (NV-01) and Troy Balderson (OH-12) to enable communities across the United States to plan for the emergence of advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles in the national airspace. The Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act pass...

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington’s Maritime Infrastructure in Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded House-passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA 2022), legislation to authorize critical investments in Northwest Washington ports, inland waterways, flood management systems, ecosystems and other water resources infrastructure. WRDA 2022 passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 384 to 37 and now head...

Larsen Announces Winner of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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MUKILTEO, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced Toko Kameda, a senior at Kamiak High School and a Mukilteo resident, as the Second District winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition with her piece, “Double-layered.” “The Congressional Art Competition continues to be an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the Second District and across the country,” said Larsen...

Larsen Votes to Improve Access to Formula, Support Northwest Washington Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported two bills to address the nationwide infant formula shortage and ensure Northwest Washington families and caregivers have access to formula for their babies to grow and thrive. Larsen also released a list of local resources for families in need of safe and affordable formula. “I understand the impact formula shortages have had on fam...

Larsen Applauds U.S. Soccer Collective Bargaining Agreements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the announcement of a pair of historic collective bargaining agreements to guarantee equal pay for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) and the United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT). “United States Women’s National Team athletes deserve equal pay for equal work. Today’s announcement marks overdue progress tow...

Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Preparing for Take-Off: Examining Efforts to Address Climate Change at U.S. Airports”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, delivered the below statement during a hearing on the various infrastructure, technologies, federal programs and other initiatives U.S. airports and airport stakeholders are utilizing to mitigate and prepare for the effects of climate change. More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses and tes...

Larsen: Supplemental Aid Package Provides Critical Support for an Independent and Sovereign Ukraine, Newly Arrived Ukrainians

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported a bipartisan aid package that delivers nearly $40 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian people and help the young democracy continue to defend itself from Putin’s unprovoked attack. The Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 368 to 57 and now heads to the ...

Larsen: Affordable Connectivity Benefit Lowers Broadband Costs for Washington’s Working Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the launch of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), an initiative made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to provide most eligible households with $30 off their monthly internet bill. More than 1.4 million Washingtonians are eligible for the ACP. For more information, including eligibility requi...

Larsen Reaffirms Support for A Woman’s Right to Choose, Calls on Senate to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) reaffirmed his support for a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion and called on the Senate to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to prohibit restrictions on access to safe, affordable reproductive health care: “For nearly 50 years, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision has guaranteed a woman’s right to choose. I steadfastly support that rig...

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances Larsen’s Advanced Air Mobility Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Garret Graves (LA-06), Dina Titus (NV-01) and Troy Balderson (OH-12) to enable communities across the United States to plan for the emergence of advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles in the national airspace. The Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Mo...