Veterans

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 as in vitro fe...

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.

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.

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 ...