Fighting for Workers

Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports”

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, released the below statement during the Aviation Subcommittee hearing examining the alarming increase in disruptive and unruly airline passengers, the effect on passenger and crew safety, and the enforcement of U.S. laws prohibiting such behavior.

Larsen Shapes House Defense Bill to Support WA’s Servicemembers, Military Families, Protect Marine Mammals, Advance Emerging Tech, Ensure Global Security

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House-passage of the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Larsen, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee (HASC), helped shape the final bill, securing provisions to support Northwest Washington’s servicemembers and military families, protect marine mammals, advance new and emerging technologies, ensure global security and invest in the future of work. The NDAA passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 316 to 113.

Larsen: Federal Relief Available to Save U.S. Aerospace Supply Chain Jobs

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon begin accepting a second round of applications from eligible small businesses for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program (AMJP), a temporary relief initiative to help cover costs of pay and benefits for aerospace supply chain employees at risk of being furloughed or who were furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larsen: American WINGS Act Gives High School Students STEM Skills to Soar

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The American Workforce Investment in Next Generation of Students (WINGS) Act establishes a six-year pathway for high school students through community college and into a registered apprenticeship, preparing them for well-paying jobs in state-identified high-skill, high-wage or in-demand industries.

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Bridging the Gap: Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Aviation Workforce”

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House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the statement at today’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled “Bridging the Gap: Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Aviation Workforce.”

Larsen: Bold, FDR-Like Investment in Infrastructure Creates Well-Paying Jobs, Fights Climate Change

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“The INVEST in America Act is the bold, FDR-like investment in infrastructure the nation needs to create well-paying jobs, drive economic recovery and build a cleaner and greener transportation network,” said Larsen, a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “I will continue to work with my colleagues to push this aggressive and progressive bill across the finish line to put Washingtonians to work, keep the economy moving and fight climate change.”

Larsen Calls for Long-Term, Structural Investment in Child Care

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) called on Congress to make a long-term, structural investment in child care to secure accessible and affordable child care for working families, drive economic recovery, and create and retain child care jobs. Larsen joined Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark and 130 Members of Congress to urge congressional leaders to invest $700 billion over the next 10 years in the child care workforce, facilities and other necessary infrastructure and services to enable child care providers to provide care at an affordable price and meet the demands of local communities.

Larsen: Bold, FDR-Like Surface Transportation Bill Creates Jobs, Fights Climate Change in Northwest Washington

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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed consideration of the INVEST in America Act, a bold, FDR-like surface transportation bill that will invest nearly $5 billion over the next five years in Washington state’s transportation network.