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Representative Rick Larsen to host Veterans Forums this week

Veterans Forums

This week, Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a series of five in-person Veterans Forums and one Veterans Telephone Town Hall. The forums and telephone town hall are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation benefiting them and their families and to get answers to questions about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), health […]

Local leaders thank Congressman Rick Larsen for securing over $10 million for community projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, President Biden signed into law the Fiscal Year 2022 bipartisan omnibus spending package which funds the government through September 2022, invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families, and provides critical emergency aid to Ukraine. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) secured $10,662,665 in the package for ten Second District projects local […]

Rick Larsen introduce bill to protect U.S. aviation jobs

Chairs Larsen, DeFazio introduce bill to protect U.S. aviation jobs by Office of Congressman Rick Larsen | Press ReleasePublished by: Lynnwood Times WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced the Payroll Support Program Protection Act, legislation to extend the Payroll […]

Larsen, Fitzpatrick introduce bipartisan legislation to protect endangered marine mammals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect marine mammals nationwide, including Southern Resident Killer Whales (orcas). The Protecting Our Marine Mammals (POMM) Act expands federal protections for marine mammals to […]

Larsen secures a $4.9 million RAISE grant for road safety projects for the Tulalip Tribes

Tulalip Tribes

TULALIP—The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a $4,975,000 million grant on June 26 to the Tulalip Tribes to plan, design and construct improvements to the 4th Street and 88th Street NE crossings of Interstate 5 (I-5). These two interchanges at 88th Street NE and 4th Street NE/State Route 528/Marine Drive regularly experience congestion and […]

Congressman Larsen cancels Everett campaign kick-off amid security concerns

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EVERETT—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) cancels his Everett campaign kick-off event tonight, Monday, June 24, at Scuttlebutt Brewing Taproom amid security concerns of pro-Palestine demonstrators. “In the last week, pro-Palestine demonstrators have disrupted community events I held throughout the district,” Rep. Larsen released in a statement on Monday. “I expect the same to occur tonight in Everett. […]

Larsen visits new Maritime Institute at Port of Everett

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EVERETT—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) on Thursday, May 30, visited the Maritime Institute, which celebrated its grand opening at the Port of Everett last week. The Maritime Institute offers a variety of Coast Guard-certified courses, including firefighting, celestial and electronic navigation, and training for roles like able seafarer or steersman. Their 4-week “Mariner Bootcamp” offers basic […]

Rep Larsen requests more than $42 million for local projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government. “My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in Northwest Washington communities,” said Larsen. “I […]

Larsen tours Meadowdale High School to discuss LED lighting replacements

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LYNNWOOD—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) met with Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner, and other ESD staff, on Monday, May 20, for a tour of Lynnwood’s Meadowdale High School where he discussed a recent earmark request of $2.2 million to replace florescent bulbs with LED lighting at three schools. The three schools—Meadowdale High School, Edmonds-Woodway […]

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