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Congresswoman Nikema Williams and Chairman Rick Larsen Act for Airline Passengers Facing Flight Cancellations

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Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee, took action to help air travelers navigate increasing numbers of flight cancellations and delays.

Larsen Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below statement after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade: “For nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right to choose. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is wrong, but we are not powerless to fight back. “The Senate must suspend the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to explicit...

Larsen Welcomes 2026 FIFA World Cup to Washington State

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Everett), co-chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, applauded the decision of FIFA leadership and tournament organizers to name Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. “As a lifelong soccer fan and co-chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, I am excited Puget Sound and Seattle will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” said Larsen. “The Pacific No...

Larsen Votes to Protect Washington State’s Environment

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), bipartisan legislation that invests $1.3 billion to assist states, territories and Tribes in conserving, restoring and protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. In passing RAWA, Larsen secured more than $21 million for Washington state to help manage fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need.

Larsen, Graves, Titus and Balderson Applaud House-Passage of Bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Garret Graves (LA-06), Dina Titus (NV-01) and Troy Balderson (OH-12) to enable communities across the United States to plan for the emergence of advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles in the national airspace.

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington’s Maritime Infrastructure in Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act

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– Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded House-passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2022 (WRDA 2022), legislation to authorize critical investments in Northwest Washington ports, inland waterways, flood management systems, ecosystems and other water resources infrastructure.

Larsen Votes to Improve Access to Formula, Support Northwest Washington Families

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported two bills to address the nationwide infant formula shortage and ensure Northwest Washington families and caregivers have access to formula for their babies to grow and thrive. Larsen also released a list of local resources for families in need of safe and affordable formula.

Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Preparing for Take-Off: Examining Efforts to Address Climate Change at U.S. Airports”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, delivered the below statement during a hearing on the various infrastructure, technologies, federal programs and other initiatives U.S. airports and airport stakeholders are utilizing to mitigate and prepare for the effects of climate change. More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses and tes...

Larsen: Affordable Connectivity Benefit Lowers Broadband Costs for Washington’s Working Families

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the launch of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), an initiative made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to provide most eligible households with $30 off their monthly internet bill. More than 1.4 million Washingtonians are eligible for the ACP.

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Advances Larsen’s Advanced Air Mobility Bill

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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Garret Graves (LA-06), Dina Titus (NV-01) and Troy Balderson (OH-12) to enable communities across the United States to plan for the emergence of advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles in the national airspace. The Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee by a final vote of 55 to 2 and now heads to the full House for consideration.