Veterans

Larsen Votes to Override President Trump’s Veto of the National Defense Authorization Act

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to override President Trump’s veto of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Larsen, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted by proxy after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus last week. Read more »

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: 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 »

Helping Linda Address Her VA Claim: Larsen Releases Fourth ‘Share Your Story’ Casework Profile

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Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the fourth in his recurring series of posts to highlight people across Washington’s Second District that the office has assisted with casework. In this edition, read about how the office supported Linda, a Stanwood resident, who reached out regarding her Department of Veterans Affairs claim. After Linda’s initial claim for Survivor Dependent and Indemnity C... Read more »

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... Read more »

Larsen, DelBene to host Veterans History Project at Everett Library

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EVERETT – Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) are encouraging veterans to tell their stories as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. On Monday, August 19, trained volunteers will interview veterans who served during wartime at the Everett Public Library from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Veteran interviews will be at least 30 minutes long. All veterans interested ... Read more »

Larsen Bill to Protect Children of Servicemembers Who Have Died Passes House

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Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced with Rep. John Carter (TX -31) to protect survivor benefits for children of servicemembers who have died. “Today the House of Representatives stood up for children of servicemembers who have died. Survivor benefits are not unearned income, but earned through sacrifice and loss,” said Larsen. “This bipartisan fix ... Read more »

Larsen Introduces Legislation to Support Injured Veterans Who Want to Start Families

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation today to support disabled veterans who want to start families but are unable due to a 1992 law banning the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from funding in vitro fertilization (IVF) services. Senator Murray today introduced the companion bill in the Senate. “America’s women and men in uniform... Read more »

Larsen Statement on Final Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after voting for the Conference Report for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The final NDAA will strengthen military readiness, increase pay for servicemembers, help small businesses compete for defense contracts and spur innovative research to prepare fo... Read more »