Energy & Environment

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

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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. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Larsen Shapes National Defense Authorization Act to Support National Security, Servicemembers, Military Communities

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, helped shape the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Larsen successfully secured provisions to protect national security, support U.S. servicemembers and their families, and strengthen military communities. Read more »