Transportation & Infrastructure

Larsen and Gallagher Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen 5G Defense Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the 5G technology systems and infrastructure network across the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD 5G Act requires the Secretary of Defense to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in the military’s telecommunications infrastructure. “As the U.S. continues to invest ... Read more »

Larsen: Surface Transportation Bill Key to Infrastructure-Based COVID-19 Recovery

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EVERETT, WA – On Wednesday, June 17, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider the INVEST in America Act, a comprehensive surface transportation bill that will invest nearly $7 billion over the next five years in Washington state’s transportation network. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the below... Read more »

Larsen: A Century Later, Jones Act Still Vital to Washington’s Maritime Economy, Jobs and National Security

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One hundred years ago this week, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Merchant Marine Act into law. Named for the primary sponsor, Senator Wesley Jones from my home state of Washington, the Jones Act, as it is more commonly known, sustains and protects a strong domestic maritime and shipbuilding industry. The Jones Act requires the use of American-owned and operated vessels to move all waterborne c... Read more »

Larsen Statement on Boeing’s Decision to Lay Off Nearly 10,000 Washington Employees

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EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, released the below statement in response to Boeing’s decision to lay off nearly 10,000 employees in Washington state and more than 12,000 employees nationwide: “Boeing’s decision to lay off nearly 10,000 dedicated, highly-skilled women and men in Washington state is difficult news for the workers and communities I re... Read more »

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on "The Airline Passenger Experience: What It Is and What It Can Be"

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below opening statement at today’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled "The Airline Passenger Experience: What It Is and What It Can Be." You can view Chair Larsen’s opening statement here. More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses, testimony, additional background information and li... Read more »

Larsen Joins Trone, Local Officials to Highlight Federal Investment in Clean Bus Technology

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FREDERICK, MD – On Friday, February 28, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), co-chair of the Congressional Bus Caucus, joined Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and local officials to highlight the importance of federal investment in bus innovation and green technology for public transportation projects. Larsen will tour Frederick County’s electric bus fleet facility and a local solar array that powers several County ... Read more »