Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

Seattle Times: Editorial: Navy smart to invest in Everett for new class of ships

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To read the Seattle Times editorial, click here. To read Larsen's 2019 report, "Naval Station Everett: 'The Sailor's Choice' Poised for the Future," click here. Included in the flurry of spending bills Congress passed this month was a needed dollop of $19 million for military housing within the Navy Support Complex at Smokey Point in Snohomish County. The Navy, at the urging of…

Larsen Secures Key Wins for Northwest Washington in Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of a bipartisan spending package that funds the government through September 2024 and invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families. The spending package passed by a final vote of 286 to 134.

Larsen Statement on Defense Policy Bill Vote

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement after voting “no” on the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act: “I voted ‘no’ because this bill reflects an extreme GOP shift to take reproductive health care away from women who serve and want to serve in uniform,” said Larsen, who served for 22 years on the Armed Services Committee. “It is my…

Larsen and Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Financial Literacy for Military Children

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Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Trent Kelly (MS-01) introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting financial literacy for military children. The Department of Defense Student Financial Literacy Act would make financial literacy education a graduation requirement in high schools operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Larsen to Host Service Academy Information Nights for Interested Students

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EVERETT and BELLINGHAM, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced his office will host two in-person information sessions for Northwest Washington students interested in attending one of the five U.S. service academies. Larsen will announce plans to host a virtual information session soon. What to Expect During each session, representatives from Larsen’s office will provide an overview of…

Larsen Shapes House Defense Bill to Support WA’s Servicemembers, Military Families, Protect Marine Mammals, Advance Emerging Tech, Ensure Global Security

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House-passage of the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Larsen, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee (HASC), helped shape the final bill, securing provisions to support Northwest Washington’s servicemembers and military families, protect marine mammals, advance new and emerging technologies, ensure global security and invest in the future of work. The NDAA passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 316 to 113.

Larsen: Annual Defense Bill Supports Northwest Washington’s Servicemembers and their Families, Military Communities

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) successfully secured provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect national security, support servicemembers and their families and strengthen military communities in Northwest Washington. The NDAA was debated, amended and approved by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and will be considered by the full House of Representatives later this year.

Larsen: Annual Defense Bill Fosters U.S. Leadership in New and Emerging Technologies

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) successfully secured provisions in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to foster U.S. leadership in new and emerging technologies. The NDAA was debated, amended and approved by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and will be considered by the full House of Representatives later this year.