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Larsen Hires Everett’s Roberts to Implement Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in District

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced Paul Roberts of Everett will serve as his district coordinator to help implement and oversee the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which President Biden signed into law on November 15, 2021. Roberts recently completed terms on the Sound Transit Board of Directors and the Everett City Council and previously served on the Everett School Board. He brings more than four decades of experience in public policy and management at the city, county and federal level, including transportation and environmental planning.

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Call for Targeted Delay of 5G Deployment

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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) released the following statements calling for targeted delays of 5G deployment near U.S. airport runways until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can determine that the technology can be safely deployed.

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.3 Million for Broadband Infrastructure in Anacortes

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“Broadband internet is a critical tool for people and small businesses in Anacortes and Northwest Washington to close the digital divide and drive long-term economic recovery and growth,” said Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02). “I will continue to support long-term investments like the bipartisan infrastructure law to ensure Northwest Washington communities and providers have the resources needed to address their local broadband needs and deliver high-speed internet to more people.”

Larsen: Humanities Washington Grants Provide Critical Relief to Vital Cultural and Educational Organizations in Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) commended Humanities Washington, the state’s National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate, for awarding more than $1 million in grants to aid Washington state cultural and educational organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards totaled $102,212 to 13 organizations in all five Second District counties.

POLITICO Pro Q&A: Rep. Rick Larsen, chair of the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee

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Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) chairs the House Aviation Subcommittee but has set his sights on chairing the full Transportation Committee — a post that will open up next year with the retirement of Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). Larsen has competition — Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is also running for the top job. She is more senior, and Democrats usually honor seniority though they don’t have to. POLITICO sat down with Larsen to talk about his candidacy, his plans and priorities for the committee and his thoughts on the biggest issues in transportation.

Larsen Announces Run for Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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"Democrats still have work to do. Over the next year, I will continue to help Chair DeFazio achieve his goals for the Committee and support the fight to keep the majority in 2023 while seeking your support to lead Committee Democrats in the 118th Congress."

Larsen Statement on Retirement of Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio

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"“It has been an honor to work with Pete DeFazio, my colleague and friend, on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the last two decades looking out for the interests of the people of Washington and Oregon. Pete has made his mark with his steadfast leadership on behalf of the safety of the traveling public and the women and men who build, maintain and repair our nation’s infrastructure, as well as in seeking to build a cleaner and greener transportation system."

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 Applauds Signing of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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President Joe Biden will sign into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan legislation Larsen supported that makes bold, long-term investments in the nation’s infrastructure to create well-paying jobs and keep Washingtonians and the economy moving.