Social Services

Larsen Calls for Long-Term, Structural Investment in Child Care

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) called on Congress to make a long-term, structural investment in child care to secure accessible and affordable child care for working families, drive economic recovery, and create and retain child care jobs. Larsen joined Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark and 130 Members of Congress to urge congressional leaders to invest $700 billion over the next 10 years in the child care workforce, facilities and other necessary infrastructure and services to enable child care providers to provide care at an affordable price and meet the demands of local communities.

Larsen Announces Funeral Assistance for Washingtonians Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for Washingtonians who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. Larsen helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive pandemic relief legislation President Biden signed into law last month.

Larsen Supports American Rescue Plan Passage To Deliver Real Relief to Northwest Washington

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver further relief to Washingtonians struggling with the economic and public health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The final version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 220 to 211.

Larsen, Young Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Childhood Hunger, Expand Access to Meals Outside of Regular School Hours

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) introduced the Summer Meals Act of 2021 – a bipartisan bill to fight childhood hunger by expanding access to summer meal programs in Alaska and across the country. The Summer Meals Act helps strengthen childhood nutrition by cutting red tape for local organizations serving summer meals and expanding the availability of meals a...

Larsen: Pandemic Relief is a Down Payment to Protect Washingtonians’ Health, Economic Security

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to deliver much needed relief to families and small businesses in Northwest Washington who continue to struggle from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larsen Outlines Priorities for Next COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) urged Congress to address the continued public health crisis and deliver real relief for Washingtonians, families and small businesses. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, Larsen outlined his top priorities for any upcoming pandemic relief legislation. “With a third wave of COVID-19 spreading across the country, passing a comprehensive fed...

Reps. Green, Wagner, Larsen, Olson Commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Special Resolution

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On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Congressmembers Al Green (TX-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), and Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement regarding their introduction of the Original National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resolution of 2020.