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Larsen Statement on Vote to Impeach President Trump

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. “President Trump committed an impeachable offense when he incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6,” said Larsen. “Today, I voted for impeachment to remove the president from office. “History will judge the president harshly. Regard... Read More »

DeFazio and Larsen Encourage FAA Administrator to Use the Full Weight of Federal Law to Protect Airline Passengers and Crews Ahead of Inauguration

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Washington, DC – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) encouraged Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson to do everything in his authority to help protect the safety of airline crews and passengers amid civil unrest in the Nation’s capital, and to limit the chance that commerc... Read More »

Larsen Votes to Override President Trump’s Veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to override President Trump’s veto of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Larsen, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted by proxy after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus last week. “I voted to override the president’s veto to support the women and men of the military and strengthen national secur... Read More »

Larsen Statement in Response to Oil Train Derailment in Whatcom County

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WHATCOM COUNTY, WA - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement in response to the oil train derailment in Whatcom County: “I am concerned about the oil train derailment in Custer, WA. I worked closely with the Obama administration to create strong rules to make the transport of oil by rail safer. Clearly there... Read More »

Larsen: Pandemic Relief is a Down Payment to Protect Washingtonians’ Health, Economic Security

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver much needed relief to families and small businesses in Northwest Washington who continue to struggle from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With a third wave of COVID-19 spreading across the country, this long-overdue pandemic relief package addresses the continued public health crisis and delivers relief for Washingtonians. ... Read More »

Larsen Outlines Priorities for Next COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) urged Congress to address the continued public health crisis and deliver real relief for Washingtonians, families and small businesses. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Larsen outlined his top priorities for any upcoming pandemic relief legislation. “With a third wave of COVID-19 spreading across the country, passing a comprehensive fed... Read More »

Larsen Statement on FAA's Decision to Unground the Boeing 737 MAX

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen, Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, released the below statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to unground the Boeing 737 MAX: “The FAA’s decision to unground the 737 MAX is good news for us in the Pacific Northwest. The decision provides some certainty to the aerospace jobs in Northwest Washington, despite the downturn in aviat... Read More »

Larsen-Led Resolution Raises Awareness on Importance of Drone Safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Garret Graves (LA-06), the Subcommittee’s Ranking Member, and Sharice Davids (KS-03), the Subcommittee’s Vice Chair, introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of November 16 – 22, 2020, as National Drone Safety Awareness Week. Founded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2019, Na... Read More »

In the Wake of the Boeing 737 MAX Tragedies, T&I Leaders Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen FAA’s Certification Process and Improve the Aviation Regulatory System

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) joined Subcommittee on Aviation Chair Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) in applauding House passage of H.R. 8408, the “Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act,” their legislation to strengthen the Fe... Read More »

Larsen, Beyer Introduce Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2020, legislation to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bill builds on similar language Larsen championed in the House-passed HEROES Act and the Heal... Read More »

Castro, Larsen, Wagner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Small Businesses and Promote International Commerce

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of its Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee; Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Financial Services Committee; and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee ... Read More »

Reps. Green, Wagner, Larsen, Olson Commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Special Resolution

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On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Congressmembers Al Green (TX-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), and Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement regarding their introduction of the Original National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resolution of 2020: “Domestic violence has seriously impacted people of all ages as well as racial, ethnic, gender, economic, and religious backgrounds... Read More »

Larsen Statement on Boeing’s Decision to Pull 787 Production Out of Washington State

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement on Boeing’s decision to pull 787 production out of Washington state: “Boeing’s decision to pull its 787 production out of Washington state is shortsighted and misplaced. “The Pacific Northwest is home to the best aviation and aerospace workforce in the world. The strength of the Pacific Northwest’s aviation and aerospace industry ... Read More »

T&I Leaders Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen FAA’s Certification Process and Improve the Regulatory System

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) joined Subcommittee on Aviation Chair Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) to announce bipartisan legislation designed to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification process and improve the regulatory process.... Read More »

Larsen, Graves Introduce Bill to Reinforce Human Factors in the Aircraft Certification Process

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06), Ranking Member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, introduced the Human Factors Improvements to Aircraft Certification Act, bipartisan legislation to prioritize the consideration of human factors in the aircraft certification process and support pilots and flight crews as av... Read More »