Larsen Preserves Jobs at Dakota Creek Industries

Nov 27, 2018 Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the passage of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which will preserve hundreds of jobs at Dakota Creek Industries. 

“The passage of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 is a win for the hard-working women and men at Dakota Creek Industries. Dakota Creek is a key contributor to the regional economy and supports hundreds of local jobs,” said Larsen. “Securing a Jones Act solution for Dakota Creek Industries has been a long-fought battle. I appreciate the coordination with Senator Cantwell, Senator Sullivan and Rep. Don Young as we have worked non-stop to find avenues to save hundreds of jobs on the line.”

Rep. Larsen has been a strong advocate for Dakota Creek Industries. Larsen has successfully included the waiver twice in related House-passed legislation. The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 has now passed in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. The legislation will now move to the president’s desk for signature.

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