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Larsen: Supplemental Aid Package Provides Critical Support for an Independent and Sovereign Ukraine, Newly Arrived Ukrainians

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported a bipartisan aid package that delivers nearly $40 billion in emergency funding to support the Ukrainian people and help the young democracy continue to defend itself from Putin’s unprovoked attack. The Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 368 to 57 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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.

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.

In Case You Missed It: Larsen Secures $10,662,665 for 10 Second District Priorities in Bipartisan Spending Package

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Last week, President Biden signed into law the Fiscal Year 2022 bipartisan omnibus spending package which funds the government through September 2022, invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families, and provides critical emergency aid to Ukraine. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) secured $10,662,665 in the package for ten Second District projects local leaders and stakeholders identified as critical to their communities.

Larsen Applauds House Passage of Fiscal Year 2022 Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of a bipartisan omnibus spending package that funds the government through September 2022, invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families, and provides critical emergency aid to Ukraine. The package now heads to the Senate. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in local communities to create well-pa...

Larsen: The United States Continues to Stand with the Ukrainian People and for an Independent and Sovereign Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, released the below statement in support of an independent and sovereign Ukraine as Vladimir Putin continues his unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine: “The United States continues to stand with the Ukrainian people and for an independent and sovereign Ukraine. “The U.S., along with its NAT...

Larsen: Humanities Washington Grants Provide Critical Relief to Vital Cultural and Educational Organizations in Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) commended Humanities Washington, the state’s National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate, for awarding more than $1 million in grants to aid Washington state cultural and educational organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards totaled $102,212 to 13 organizations in all five Second District counties.

Larsen Announces Run for Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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"Democrats still have work to do. Over the next year, I will continue to help Chair DeFazio achieve his goals for the Committee and support the fight to keep the majority in 2023 while seeking your support to lead Committee Democrats in the 118th Congress."

Larsen Statement on Retirement of Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio

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"“It has been an honor to work with Pete DeFazio, my colleague and friend, on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the last two decades looking out for the interests of the people of Washington and Oregon. Pete has made his mark with his steadfast leadership on behalf of the safety of the traveling public and the women and men who build, maintain and repair our nation’s infrastructure, as well as in seeking to build a cleaner and greener transportation system."