Health Care

Larsen: Build Back Better Ensures All Washingtonians Benefit from Economic Recovery

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House-passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBB), historic legislation that creates millions of well-paying union jobs, drives long-term economic recovery and growth, and enables Northwest Washington communities to combat the climate change crisis. BBB passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 213 and now heads to the Senate.

Larsen: The Time is Right to Make Bold Investments in Child Care, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Lower Drug Prices

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To ensure all Americans can benefit from economic recovery, the time is right for bold, long-term investments that will put Washingtonians to work, empower working families, ensure seniors can afford prescription drugs and build more affordable housing.

Senators Murray and Duckworth, Representative Larsen Introduce Bill to Help Wounded Veterans Start a Family

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2nd) introduced the Veteran Families Health Services Act of 2021—comprehensive legislation that would, among other things, ensure that servicemembers’ and veterans’ fertility treatments, such as in vitro fe...

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Lead 15 Members on Legislation to Protect Public Health in the Aviation Sector During a Pandemic

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) led 15 of their colleagues on introduction of the Healthy Flights Act of 2021. This legislation would issue a set of commonsense, uniform requirements during pandemics to help keep passengers and airline and airport workers healthy by minimizing transmission of viruses through our aviation system. In addition, the Healthy Flights Act would help prepare U.S. aviation stakeholders for future pandemics and epidemics through the development of a national preparedness plan to define the aviation system’s response to outbreaks and by advancing scientific research

Larsen Supports American Rescue Plan Passage To Deliver Real Relief to Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver further relief to Washingtonians struggling with the economic and public health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The final version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 211.

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on "COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery"

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below opening statement at today’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled "COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery." More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses, testimony, additional background information and live webcast, can be found here. Remarks as prepar...

Larsen Opening Statement at Full T&I Hearing on “Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, released the below statement during the full committee hearing entitled “Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps.” More information about Thursday's hearing, includin...