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Senator Murray, Rep. Larsen Reintroduce Legislation to Reauthorize Northwest Straits Commission

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D, WA-02), lead Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, reintroduced legislation to reauthorize the Northwest Straits Commission in the Puget Sound. The Northwest Straits Commission is a community-led effort to…

Larsen Statement on House-Passed Defense Policy Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting “no” on the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “I opposed the NDAA because the House GOP transformed a bipartisan bill into extreme legislation that restricts access to reproductive health care and harms servicemembers,” said Larsen, who served for 22 years on the Armed…

Larsen, DelBene, Jayapal, Kilmer, Gluesenkamp Perez, Schrier, Smith and Strickland Urge Boeing and Union Firefighters to Continue to Negotiate in Good Faith

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) recently led a group of Washington lawmakers urging Boeing and union firefighters represented by International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local I-66 to continue to negotiate in good faith toward an agreement that provides Boeing firefighters with fair pay and benefits.

Larsen Requests More Than $42 Million for 15 Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2025 Spending Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government.

Larsen Applauds Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, applauded House passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years. The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed…

Larsen Applauds $1 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Improve Fuel Infrastructure at Friday Harbor Airport

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FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $1,000,001 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding to the Port of Friday Harbor to improve the existing fuel farm at Friday Harbor Airport (FHR). The port will use the funding to add a supplemental tank for Jet A fuel and install a larger 12,500-gallon AvGas fuel tank. FAA awarded the funding through the…

Larsen: $16 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Helps Make Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Cleaner and Greener

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This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) awarded a $16 million grant to the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help reduce truck air pollution near the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The grant funding comes from the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Grant Program (RTEPF), which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to…

Larsen Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Migratory Bird Protection Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded House passage of the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Larsen, Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), David Joyce (OH-14) and Mary Peltola (AK-At Large) to reauthorize and improve the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the only federal grant initiative to promote the conservation of migratory birds.

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Working for Northwest Washington Airports

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his week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced three grants totaling $2,841,542 to modernize airport infrastructure, improve runway safety and create jobs at Friday Harbor Airport, Lopez Island Airport and Anacortes Airport. The grants come from FAA’s Airport Infrastructure Grant program (AIG), which was established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to invest in the planning and development of public-use airports.

Larsen Statement on Boeing Leadership Transitions

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, released the below statement after Boeing announced a series of leadership transitions on Monday: “The Boeing Company needs to get back to what it has done best: designing and engineering the safest and best airplanes in the world. That starts with Boeing getting back to…