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Larsen Applauds $24.2 Million for Northwest Washington Fish Passage Projects

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Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, announced a total of $24.2 million in recommended funding for three Tribal projects to remove and replace fish barrier culverts and restore access to healthy habitat for migratory fish, including endangered salmon populations, in Northwest Washington.

Larsen Requests More Than $42 Million for 15 Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2025 Spending Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government.

Larsen Applauds Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, applauded House passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years. The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed…

Larsen Applauds $1 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Improve Fuel Infrastructure at Friday Harbor Airport

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FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $1,000,001 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding to the Port of Friday Harbor to improve the existing fuel farm at Friday Harbor Airport (FHR). The port will use the funding to add a supplemental tank for Jet A fuel and install a larger 12,500-gallon AvGas fuel tank. FAA awarded the funding through the…

Larsen: $16 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Helps Make Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Cleaner and Greener

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This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) awarded a $16 million grant to the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help reduce truck air pollution near the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The grant funding comes from the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Grant Program (RTEPF), which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to…

Larsen Supports Commitment to Indo-Pacific Partners

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting to strengthen security in the Indo-Pacific region: “This legislation invests in strengthening the U.S. commitment to Indo-Pacific security and ensures allies and partners in the region know their security is tied to U.S. security. I will also continue to support a robust economic and diplomatic…

Larsen Supports Israel’s Defense, Aid for Gaza

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting in support of aid to Israel:   “Today, I voted in support of emergency funding to Israel and humanitarian aid for Gaza and other vulnerable people worldwide. Six months after Hamas’s unprovoked and horrific attack on Israel, I continue to stand with the Israeli people and support…

Larsen Supports Ukraine Aid: “Stand Up For Ukraine”

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting for aid to Ukraine:  “Russia’s unprovoked attack is felt far beyond Ukraine’s borders, including by the thousands of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Americans who call Washington state home. In my regular conversations with Ukrainian constituents, I have consistently heard the urgent need for aid to…

Larsen Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Migratory Bird Protection Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded House passage of the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Larsen, Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), David Joyce (OH-14) and Mary Peltola (AK-At Large) to reauthorize and improve the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the only federal grant initiative to promote the conservation of migratory birds.

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Working for Northwest Washington Airports

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his week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced three grants totaling $2,841,542 to modernize airport infrastructure, improve runway safety and create jobs at Friday Harbor Airport, Lopez Island Airport and Anacortes Airport. The grants come from FAA’s Airport Infrastructure Grant program (AIG), which was established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to invest in the planning and development of public-use airports.