Energy & Environment

Larsen Votes to Protect Washington State’s Environment

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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 conservation need.

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

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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.

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

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– 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.

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

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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.

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

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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 Modernization Act passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by a final vote of 55 to 2 and now heads to the full House for consideration.

Larsen Announces More Than $6.49 Million to Lower Washingtonians’ Energy Costs

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced Washington state will receive more than $6.49 million in federal funds to bring down heating and cooling costs for working families. These investments, secured through last month’s bipartisan government funding legislation Larsen supported, will help lower Washingtonians’ energy bills, provide crisis assistance and protect homes from extreme weather.

Larsen: President’s Visit Emphasizes Critical Need to Invest in Working Families, Protect Washington’s Environment

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) joined President Biden at Seward Park in Seattle and Green River College in Auburn to emphasize the importance of protecting Washington state’s environment and lowering everyday costs for Northwest Washington’s working families.

Larsen Announces Nearly $110 Million in New Transportation, Climate Investments for Washington State Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced Washington state will receive nearly $110 million over five years under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide Washingtonians with more transportation options, ease congestion in local communities and reduce carbon pollution across the state.

Larsen: Historic Investment in Washington State Transit Means Jobs, Keeps People and the Economy Moving

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This week, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) announcement of more than $20 billion invested to upgrade and expand the U.S. public transportation network – a 58 percent increase in funding over last year. Thanks to the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Washington will receive nearly $370 million this year to invest in the state’s transit agencies and communities.