Health Care

Larsen to Host Third COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

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EVERETT, WA - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a live telephone town hall to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic with Second District residents. Larsen and Washington State Employment Security Department staff will hear residents’ concerns and answer questions about benefits available to Washingtonians suffering from the virus’ impacts. Last month, Larsen hosted a COVID-19 telephone town hall w... Read more »

Larsen Votes To Support Washington’s Essential Workers, First Responders

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for the HEROES Act to address the continued public health crisis and provide much needed support for Washington state’s frontline workers. The bill includes increased funding for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, key support for frontline workers and strengthened assistance for Washingtonians. “Since the last relief package was signed in... Read more »

Larsen Votes to Deliver Critical Relief to Washington’s Small Businesses and Hospitals, Boost COVID-19 Testing

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical emergency COVID-19 relief funding for Washington state’s small businesses, hospitals and testing. The bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 388-5. Read more »

Larsen to Host COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

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EVERETT, WA - On Tuesday, April 7, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a live telephone town hall to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with Second District residents. Suzan “Suzi” LeVine, Commissioner of the Washington Employment Security Department, and Duane Fladland, Director of the Washington Small Business Development Center, will join Larsen to hear residents’ concerns and help answer questions ... Read more »

Larsen: CARES Act Delivers Critical COVID-19 Relief to Washington’s Workers, Families and Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical emergency relief for Washington state’s workers, families and small businesses suffering from the impacts of COVID-19. The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. The president signed the bill into law this afternoon. “I understand the impact COVI... Read more »

Larsen, Quigley Urge FDA To Allow Healthy Gay, Bisexual Men to Donate Blood Immediately, Help Save Lives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to overturn the FDA’s outdated and discriminatory guidance on blood donation by men who have sex with men. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, Larsen and Quigley outlined the critical need for blood donations from all healthy donors, regardless of sexual orientation.... Read more »

Larsen: Major Disaster Declaration Makes Critical Federal Aid Available for Washingtonians

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EVERETT, WA - Today, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Washington state, enabling Washington residents and communities to access critical federal relief from COVID-19. In a letter Friday, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington’s congressional delegation joined Governor Jay Inslee to urge President Trump to declare a major disaster for the state. “A major disaster de... Read more »

Larsen: Federal Disaster Relief Available for Small Businesses Suffering from COVID-19 Impact

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Washington state’s small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19. SBA assistance is available to small businesses in 32 counties in Washington, including Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties in the Second Congressional Distr... Read more »

Larsen Votes to Boost Federal Response to COVID-19, Provide Relief to Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night PST, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to boost the federal government’s response to COVID-19 and deliver relief for families suffering disruption from the virus’ outbreak. The bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Act passed the House by a vote of 363 to 40. “My top priority is the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. This bipartisan bill helps to mitigate the e... Read more »