Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

Larsen Shapes National Defense Authorization Act to Support National Security, Servicemembers, Military Communities

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, helped shape the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. Larsen successfully secured provisions to protect national security, support U.S. servicemembers and their families, and strengthen military communities. Read more »

Larsen, Franklin Welcome Destroyer’s Crew to New Homeport

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin released the following statements after the Navy announced it will temporarily homeport the crew of the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, at Naval Station Everett: “I look forward to welcoming the USS John Paul Jones, her sailors and their families to Everett,” said Larsen, a senio... Read more »

Larsen: Naval Station Everett Welcomes Cruiser’s Crew to New Homeport

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Navy announced it will temporarily homeport the crew of the USS Cape St. George, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser, at Naval Station Everett (NSE): “I look forward to welcoming the USS Cape St. George, her sailors and their families to Everett,” said Larsen. “Everett ... Read more »

Larsen: Naval Station Everett is Ideal Location for Future Navy, Coast Guard Homeporting

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EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released a report outlining why Naval Station Everett (NSE) is the ideal location for future U.S. Navy and Coast Guard homeporting. In the report, Larsen highlights NSE’s location, natural deep-water port, modern infrastructure and new shipyard... Read more »

Larsen Statement on Final Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the final conference report for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support servicemembers and military communities in Washington’s Second District. Larsen served on the conference committee that helped shape the final version of the bill, which passed the House by a vote... Read more »

Larsen Opposes Administration Decision to Slash Military Construction Projects to Pay for Southern Border Wall

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EVERETT, WA - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s decision to slash military construction projects to pay for an unnecessary wall on the U.S.-Mexico border: “I oppose the Trump administration’s reckless cuts to military construction projects. As a senior member of the Hous... Read more »

Larsen Helps Shape Defense Bill to Support Washington’s Second District

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), helped shape the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support servicemembers and military communities in Washington’s Second District. This Wednesday, HASC will debate and amend the NDAA. “Thank you to Chair Adam Smith for including my priorities in the House draft of the NDAA,” said La... Read more »

Rep. Larsen Opposes President Trump’s Transgender Military Service Ban

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today to oppose the President’s ban on transgender troops in the military. “The administration’s ban on transgender troops serving in the military is arbitrary, discriminatory and disrespectful to thousands of transgender servicemembers, past and present. I oppose the administration’s ban and will continue to fi... Read more »