Seniors

Larsen: Pandemic Relief is a Down Payment to Protect Washingtonians’ Health, Economic Security

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver much needed relief to families and small businesses in Northwest Washington who continue to struggle from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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...

Larsen to Host Six Veterans Forums in October

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host six Veterans Forums next month in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom and San Juan counties. The forums begin Tuesday, October 1 and run through Saturday, October 5. The forums are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), health care, job training and hou...

Larsen Fights to Protect Senior Services from Reckless Budget Behavior

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement ahead of voting no for the balanced budget amendment: “The balanced budget amendment is a back end way to cut health care, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. It is a hypocritical, underhanded attack on Americans who are least able to fight for these services,” said Larsen. “After passing a massive, unfair and irresponsible tax bill, Cong...

Larsen Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced that the Graham-Cassidy bill, also known as Trumpcare, does not have sufficient votes to pass the Senate before the September 30th deadline. “For the sixth time this Congress, Congressional Republicans have terrified, enraged, and ultimately mobilized millions of Americans by threatening to destroy t...

Larsen volunteers with Meals on Wheels, meets local seniors threatened by budget cuts

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Larsen volunteers with Meals on Wheels, meets local seniors threatened by budget cuts Lynnwood Today Larry Vogel 4/19/2017 U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-2nd District) pitched in on Wednesday to help deliver meals to Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace seniors as a part of the Senior Services of Snohomish County Meals on Wheels program – an initiative that would be partially cut under President Trump’s propos...

Larsen talks ACA in Sedro-Woolley

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Skagit Valley Herald: Larsen talks ACA in Sedro-Woolley By Marylin Napier SEDRO-WOOLLEY — As part of his Affordable Care Act Tour, Rep. Rick Larsen held a “town talk” at Sedro-Woolley City Hall on Saturday to answer questions from the community and to discuss why the ACA should not be repealed. About 100 people filled the room to maximum capacity, some in support of the ACA, others in disagreement...

Larsen urges SJU residents to share Affordable Care Act Stories

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The Islands' Sounder: Larsen urges SJC residents to share Affordable Care Act Facing a Republican-led White House, Senate and House seeking to dismantle theAffordable Care Act with no plan to replace it, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is urgingSan Juan County residents to share their stories about how the Affordable CareAct has helped them or someone they know. Individuals can share their stories at www...

An advocate for Mukilteo’s seniors | Editor's Note

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Mukilteo Beacon: An advocate for Mukilteo’s seniors | Editor's Note By Sara Bruestle Although he spends most of his time in the other Washington, Rick Larsen is an advocate for seniors in Washington state. I attended the Mukilteo Seniors Association luncheon on Oct. 17 to hear the U.S. congressman speak about the federal issues important to Washington’s senior population. (I’m a good 20 years away...

Larsen Slams Republicans For 60th ACA Repeal Vote, Failing to Renew Job-Creating Export-Import Bank

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As House Republicans today held the 60th vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, called on Congress to instead focus on creating jobs and growing the economy by reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. Larsen voted against but the House passed H.R. 1190, which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), an ACA mechanism to respond to high ra...