Social Services

Larsen: Major Disaster Declaration Makes Critical Federal Aid Available for Washingtonians

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EVERETT, WA - Today, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Washington state, enabling Washington residents and communities to access critical federal relief from COVID-19. In a letter Friday, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington’s congressional delegation joined Governor Jay Inslee to urge President Trump to declare a major disaster for the state. “A major disaster de... Read more »

Larsen: Federal Disaster Relief Available for Small Businesses Suffering from COVID-19 Impact

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Washington state’s small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19. SBA assistance is available to small businesses in 32 counties in Washington, including Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties in the Second Congressional Distr... Read more »

Larsen Votes to Boost Federal Response to COVID-19, Provide Relief to Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night PST, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to boost the federal government’s response to COVID-19 and deliver relief for families suffering disruption from the virus’ outbreak. The bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Act passed the House by a vote of 363 to 40. “My top priority is the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. This bipartisan bill helps to mitigate the e... 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 »

Helping James Address His Medicare Claim: Larsen Releases Third ‘Share Your Story’ Casework Profile

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the third in a recurring series of posts to highlight people across Washington’s Second District the office has assisted with casework. In this edition, read about how the office supported James, an Orcas Island resident, who reached out after Medicare denied a claim. After James saw a doctor in Seattle for cancer treatment, Medicare denied his claim. James reache... Read more »

Larsen Fights to Protect Senior Services from Reckless Budget Behavior

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement ahead of voting no for the balanced budget amendment: “The balanced budget amendment is a back end way to cut health care, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. It is a hypocritical, underhanded attack on Americans who are least able to fight for these services,” said Larsen. “After passing a massive, unfair and irresponsible tax bill, Cong... Read more »

Larsen Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced that the Graham-Cassidy bill, also known as Trumpcare, does not have sufficient votes to pass the Senate before the September 30th deadline. “For the sixth time this Congress, Congressional Republicans have terrified, enraged, and ultimately mobilized millions of Americans by threatening to destroy t... Read more »