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Larsen to Secretary Buttigieg: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Working for Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to Northwest Washington to highlight how Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding is helping to build a cleaner and greener ferry system in Washington state.

Larsen Introduces Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Legislation

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with Chair Sam Graves (MO-06), introduced the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. The legislation maintains American leadership in aviation safety and aerospace innovation, strengthens and diversifies the U.S. aviation workforce, makes groundbreaking investments in sustainability and resiliency, and improves consumer protections and accessibility.

Larsen: Bipartisan Budget Agreement is “Necessary Step” to Prevent Catastrophic Default, Maintain U.S. Global Economic Leadership

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement in support of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement (BBA): “I will be voting ‘yes’ on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement, a necessary step to prevent catastrophic default and maintain U.S. economic leadership in the world,” said Larsen, the lead Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.…

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to U.S. Trade Rep, USDA: Ensure Equal Access to Markets for Blueberry Farmers

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Reps. Rick Larsen (D-WA-02) and David Valadao (R-CA-22) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) urged U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with their Japanese counterparts to ensure equal market access for U.S. farmers by eliminating Japan’s damaging frozen blueberry tariffs.

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 to Serve as Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in 118th Congress

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Larsen becomes the first Member of Congress from Washington state to be elected as a party’s leader on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Larsen has served on the Committee since arriving in the House in 2001 and as the top Democrat on the Aviation Subcommittee since 2013. In the 117th Congress, Larsen serves as Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee and as a senior member of the Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

DelBene, Larsen, Cantwell Welcome Pentagon Report Urging Action to Protect American Aluminum Production

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Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell issued the following statement in response to a Congressionally mandated Defense Department report that highlights the need to bolster domestic aluminum production as a matter of national security. The report concludes that high-purity aluminum is critical to our national defense and that, without federal action, U.S. industry will not be able to meet our national security needs.

House Passes Larsen, Beyer Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act, legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Don Beyer (VA-08) to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House by a final vote of 293 to 133, now heads to the Senate for consideration.