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Larsen Statement on Short-Term Increase in the Debt Limit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after supporting a short-term increase in the debt limit. The short-term increase passed the House by a final vote of 219 to 206. “Addressing the debt limit is not about future spending. It is about meeting obligations the federal government has already made,” said Larsen. “Today, I supported a short-term increase in t...

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: Building Northwest Washington’s Transportation Network Back Better Means Building Back Cleaner, Greener

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported passage of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, which invests nearly $60 billion to build a cleaner and greener U.S. transportation network, create more well-paying jobs and fight climate change. The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

Larsen: Annual Defense Bill Supports Northwest Washington’s Servicemembers and their Families, Military Communities

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) successfully secured provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect national security, support servicemembers and their families and strengthen military communities in Northwest Washington. The NDAA was debated, amended and approved by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and will be considered by the full House of Representatives later this year.

Larsen: Annual Defense Bill Fosters U.S. Leadership in New and Emerging Technologies

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) successfully secured provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to foster U.S. leadership in new and emerging technologies. The NDAA was debated, amended and approved by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and will be considered by the full House of Representatives later this year.

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.