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

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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 Healthy Flights Act of 2020. Read more »

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

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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 and House Armed Services Committee, introduced the Global Small Business Network Act which would support the establishment of small business development centers internationally and promote international commerce, extending the network in Southeast Asia. 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. 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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The comprehensive bill, which includes nearly 30 different sections, locks in new requirements on the disclosure of safety-critical information, increases civil penalties for violations, provides resources to FAA to recruit and retain highly-qualified staff, strengthens whistleblower protections, requires focused reviews of pilot training standards, and more. Read more »

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

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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 aviation technology advances. Read more »

Clean Energy Bill Includes Larsen Initiative to Boost Climate Change Mitigation in Aviation, Aerospace Sectors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Jobs and Economy Innovation Act, comprehensive legislation to spur clean energy innovation, create good-paying jobs, modernize U.S. energy infrastructure and put the nation on the path to achieving net-zero pollution by 2050. The final bill includes Rep. Rick Larsen’s legislation, the National Evaluation of Aviation and Aerosp... Read more »

Cantwell, Murray, Larsen Announce More Than $5.5M in Federal Funding for Paine Field

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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D, WA-02) in announcing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $5,555,555 to Paine Field in Snohomish County. The funding comes from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and will be used to rehabilitate the Echo taxi lane. Read more »

After 18-Month Investigation, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Release Final Committee Report on Boeing 737 MAX

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the Committee’s final report on the Boeing 737 MAX. This report, prepared by Majority Staff, lays out the serious flaws and missteps in the design, development, and certification of the aircraft, which entered commercial service in 2017 before suffering two deadly crashes within five months of each other that killed a total of 346 people, including eight Americans. Read more »

Larsen Applauds $17.75 Million Grant for Improvements to Everett Waterfront

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced the Port of Everett will receive $17.75 million in federal funding to increase freight capacity on Everett’s waterfront. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. Read more »