Veterans

Larsen Shapes Annual Spending Bills to Support Northwest Washington Families and Communities

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to pass H.R. 8294, a package of six government funding bills that will help families and communities in Northwest Washington and across the country. The legislation passed the House by a final vote of 220 to 207 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Larsen Shapes Annual Defense Bill to Support Northwest Washington Servicemembers, Military Communities

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, helped shape the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Larsen successfully secured provisions to strengthen national security, support women and men in the military and the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce, and ensure the United States remains a global security leader.

Larsen Returns from Bipartisan Delegation to Review U.S. Contributions to NATO in Southern Europe

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee (HASC), recently returned from traveling to Italy and Greece as part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation to review U.S. contributions to NATO’s defense and deterrence mission in response to Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Larsen Supports Bipartisan Bill to Expand Care and Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Toxic Substances

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) recently supported House passage of Honoring Our PACT Act, bipartisan legislation to treat toxic exposure as a cost of war by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed veterans, including access to earned benefits and health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Honoring Our PACT Act passed the House of Representatives on Thursday by a final vote of 256 to 174 and now heads to the Senate.

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.

Senators Murray and Duckworth, Representative Larsen Introduce Bill to Help Wounded Veterans Start a Family

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2nd) introduced the Veteran Families Health Services Act of 2021—comprehensive legislation that would, among other things, ensure that servicemembers’ and veterans’ fertility treatments, such…