Equality & Opportunity

Larsen: The United States Must Engage with China to Better Compete with China and the World

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported a bipartisan effort to enhance U.S. global leadership and foster better economic and strategic engagement with China. The House of Representatives passed legislation establishing the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by a final vote of 365 to 65.

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington in Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Spending Package

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of an omnibus spending package that funds the government through September 2023, invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families, and provides critical emergency aid to Ukraine.

Larsen and DelBene: Investment in Global Digital Infrastructure Boosts U.S. Competitiveness

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Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Prioritizing Digital Infrastructure Financing Act, legislation to enhance U.S. leadership in global digital infrastructure financing to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative and enhance data security around the world.

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

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The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3034, legislation introduced by Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) that would add Mount Vernon as a court location in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by voice vote.

Larsen, DelBene Secure $25 Million for Lynnwood’s Poplar Way Bridge

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a $25 million grant to construct a new six-lane, multimodal bridge over I-5 in Lynnwood, between the intersections of 196th Street SW (State Route 524)/Poplar Way and 33rd Avenue W/Alderwood Mall Boulevard. DOT awarded the funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program, which enables communities of all sizes to carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.

Larsen, DelBene Secure $25 Million for Lummi Island Ferry

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a $25 million grant to replace the 60-year-old Lummi Island ferry with an electric-battery hybrid ferry and build related infrastructure. DOT awarded the funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program, which enables communities of all sizes to carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.

DelBene, Larsen Call for Answers Around Postal Delays in Northwest Washington Days Before Election Deadline

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Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) are calling for answers about widespread mail delays reported to both offices over recent weeks in Whatcom, Snohomish, and Island Counties. These complaints include delayed mail and packages containing medications, bills, and passports; hours-long lines at post offices; repeatedly unserved home mailboxes; and election ballots not delivered or picked up.