Equality & Opportunity

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 Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington in Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of a bipartisan spending package that funds the government through September 2024 and invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families. The spending package passed by a final vote of 286 to 134.

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Are Reconnecting Communities and Improving Accessibility in the Pacific Northwest

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement of $3.3 billion through the Reconnecting Communities Program and the Neighborhood Access and Equity Program, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. USDOT announced a total of $3.3 billion for 132 projects across the country that will reconnect communities and improve accessibility, including $561,524,356 for five projects in Washington state and Oregon.

Larsen Secures $19.3 Million for Fifteen Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) secured a total of $19,326,729 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2024 spending package that local elected officials and community leaders identified as critical to their communities.

Larsen Releases Report to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released a district opioid report that analyzes the ongoing opioid epidemic in Northwest Washington and offers federal policy recommendations to address many of the concerns he has heard from constituents, local leaders and stakeholders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cascadia Daily News: Op-Ed: The opioid epidemic has devastated Northwest Washington

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How do we regain momentum? Congress and the Biden administration must do more to coordinate with local governments, Tribal communities, law enforcement, health care providers and community partners who are on the front lines of the epidemic. This begins with understanding the challenges communities are facing and working together to break down barriers to lasting solutions.

Seattle Times: Op-Ed: NATO must continue to stand with Ukraine

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In October, representatives from NATO member countries, including the United States, gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 69th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. The primary focus of this year’s session was NATO allies’ and partners’ unwavering support for Ukraine. As a member of the Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee, I presented my second report on…

House Unanimously Passes Larsen-DelBene Bill to Add Mount Vernon Court Location to Western District of Washington

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This change would make it easier for Skagit, Snohomish and Island County residents to access federal justice system services and attend court. Currently, the Western District of Washington has courthouses in Seattle and Tacoma and holds hearings in Bellingham and Vancouver.