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Estes, Larsen Introduce Legislation to Protect Aerospace Supply Chain Jobs

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The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020 establishes a temporary relief program to provide up to 50 percent cost-share to help cover costs of pay and benefits for employees at risk of being furloughed due to the pandemic. The bill includes critical oversight provisions to protect American jobs, boost labor protections and prevent use of relief funding for stock buybacks or to pay dividends. Read more »

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Lead 18 Members of Congress on New Legislation Requiring Passengers to Wear Masks on Airplanes and in Airports

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The Healthy Flights Act of 2020 protects passengers and also ensures pilots, flight attendants, and other airline employees are provided masks and other protective equipment, requires development of a national aviation pandemic preparedness plan, commissions a study on transmission of infectious diseases in airplane cabins, and more Read more »

Larsen Statement on Boeing Production Cuts, Delays

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EVERETT, WA -- Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, released the following statement today after Boeing announced commercial production cuts and delays to the 747, 777/777x and 787 lines: “This morning’s disappointing news from Boeing is yet another devastating blow to the workers and local communities I represent who are absorbing the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic d... Read more »

Larsen: Great American Outdoors Act Critical to Environmental Conservation, Jobs in Washington State

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation to permanently, fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help address the growing repair and maintenance backlog at national parks and public lands. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 310 to 107. Read more »

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington in Water Resources Development Act

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, helped secure Committee passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, bipartisan legislation which invests in U.S. ports, channels, waterways, flood control and ecosystem restoration. Read more »