Jobs & the Economy

Larsen: Surface Transportation Bill Key to Infrastructure-Based COVID-19 Recovery

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EVERETT, WA – On Wednesday, June 17, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider the INVEST in America Act, a comprehensive surface transportation bill that will invest nearly $7 billion over the next five years in Washington state’s transportation network. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the below... Read more »

Larsen: A Century Later, Jones Act Still Vital to Washington’s Maritime Economy, Jobs and National Security

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One hundred years ago this week, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Merchant Marine Act into law. Named for the primary sponsor, Senator Wesley Jones from my home state of Washington, the Jones Act, as it is more commonly known, sustains and protects a strong domestic maritime and shipbuilding industry. The Jones Act requires the use of American-owned and operated vessels to move all waterborne c... Read more »

Larsen Statement on Boeing’s Decision to Lay Off Nearly 10,000 Washington Employees

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, released the below statement in response to Boeing’s decision to lay off nearly 10,000 employees in Washington state and more than 12,000 employees nationwide: “Boeing’s decision to lay off nearly 10,000 dedicated, highly-skilled women and men in Washington state is difficult news for the workers and communities I re... Read more »

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 »