Accountability & Oversight

Congresswoman Nikema Williams and Chairman Rick Larsen Act for Airline Passengers Facing Flight Cancellations

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Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), a member of the Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee, took action to help air travelers navigate increasing numbers of flight cancellations and delays.

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 Votes to Improve Access to Formula, Support Northwest Washington Families

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported two bills to address the nationwide infant formula shortage and ensure Northwest Washington families and caregivers have access to formula for their babies to grow and thrive. Larsen also released a list of local resources for families in need of safe and affordable formula.

Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Preparing for Take-Off: Examining Efforts to Address Climate Change at U.S. Airports”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, delivered the below statement during a hearing on the various infrastructure, technologies, federal programs and other initiatives U.S. airports and airport stakeholders are utilizing to mitigate and prepare for the effects of climate change. More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses and tes...

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 Applauds Inclusion of $3.72 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Dollars in Final State Transportation Package

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the inclusion of $3.72 billion from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in the state’s “Move Ahead Washington” transportation package, which passed the Washington State Legislature last night.

Larsen Applauds House Passage of Fiscal Year 2022 Spending Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of a bipartisan omnibus spending package that funds the government through September 2022, invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families, and provides critical emergency aid to Ukraine. The package now heads to the Senate. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in local communities to create well-pa...

Larsen Supports Ban on Russian Oil and Gas to Further Isolate Russian Economy, Outlines Actions to Relieve Pressure of Putin’s Price Hike on Consumers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voiced his support for the U.S. ban on imports of Russian oil, gas and other energy products. In 2021, Russian oil accounted for 8.2% of U.S. imports and 3.5% of U.S. consumption. “I support a ban on imports of Russian oil and gas to continue to increase economic pressure on Russia’s autocratic regime,” said Larsen. “At the same time, my House col...

Larsen: The United States Continues to Stand with the Ukrainian People and for an Independent and Sovereign Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, released the below statement in support of an independent and sovereign Ukraine as Vladimir Putin continues his unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine: “The United States continues to stand with the Ukrainian people and for an independent and sovereign Ukraine. “The U.S., along with its NAT...