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The U.S. Representative for Washington's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001.
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ENG: Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (born June 15, 1965) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Early life, education and career Born in Arlington, Washington, he attended Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Minnesota, earning a master's degree in public affairs. He formerly worked as director of public affairs for the Washington State Dental Association and as a lobbyist for the dental profession. He also worked for the city of Everett, Washington as director of economic development for the city's port. Before being elected to the House, Larsen gained political experience when he served as a Snohomish County Councilman and as chair of the Snohomish County Council. Staff Twitter ...
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Rep. Larsen visits Qwuloolt Estuary


U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, took the time on Monday, Feb. 13, to visit the site of one of the Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration Projects that his support helped make possible, right in south Marysville.The Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project in Marysville will be sharing $2 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the Seahurst Beach Restoration Project in Burien.In the weeks prior to his visit, Larsen had spoken with Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, to emphasize the importance of the Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project, as well ...


Larsen starting to introduce himself to S. Snohomish County


Congressman Rick Larsen has started to introduce himself to the people in South Snohomish County whom he hopes to represent after the 2012 election, a spokeswoman for Larsen says.Redistricting has put Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier into the 2nd Congressional District, which Larsen has represented for nearly 12 years.The district has included all the area from Everett north to the Canadian border, but, with redistricting, will include western Snohomish County except for Edmonds, plus the western parts of Skagit and Whatcom counties, and all of Island and San Juan counties, while the 1st ...


Larsen sacks aides after Tweets reveal boozy office antics


Congressman Rick Larsen has fired three aides after learning of their indiscreet tweets bragging about on-the-job drinking and insulting their boss. The Democratic Representative in Washington sacked the trio - Seth Burroughs, Elizabeth Robblee and Ben Byers - shortly after a report by the online NW Daily Marker outlined their Twitter feeds from August to early December. The tweets made repeated references to 'December to Remember' (D2R)- a phrase coined by the trio of staffers to define their attempt to spend the final month of the year in a state drunkenness. ... Source: ...


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Larsen, House Democrats Ask President-Elect Trump to Reverse Bannon Appointment
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has joined 168 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in a letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist.  The full list of signers and the text of the letter are below. Dear President-elect Trump: Immediately following your victory, many Americans were optimistic and hopeful that you would take the steps necessary to unify our country following the divisive and contentious election.  In your election night speech you said, “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division.  It is time for us to come together as one united people.”  Unfortunately, your appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country.  As elected representatives of millions of Americans from diverse backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities, we strongly urge you
Voter Pamphlet Statement
I was born and raised in Arlington. Representing the 2nd District is an honor. I approach each day guided by what I hear from local families and small businesses. They want a champion to help them face their challenges and create opportunities to grow the middle class. A strong and vibrant middle class is the foundation of the American dream. I’m committed not just to making that dream more accessible to anyone who’s willing to work hard and play by the rules, but to protecting people from the forces in Washington, D.C. that are trying to pull the middle class apart. This means I’m working to build an economy that creates jobs by investing in infrastructure, make education affordable and accessible, and increase skills and training opportunities that prepare our workforce to compete. And I am fighting to establish the 2nd District as a center for renewable energy innovation to protect our environment and grow our economy. Strengthening our middle class also means fighting for p
One Week Ago
Friends – I know many of you are feeling disappointed and dispirited from the election. It still hurts that a week ago, Donald Trump became our President-elect. Trump’s rhetoric has left some of our friends and neighbors scared. Scared that their families may be separated. Scared that our progress as a nation may be impeded. Scared that they may no longer have a place in this great country. I hear that anxiety and fear. I will stand up and fight hateful rhetoric, decisions and actions from President-elect Trump. That starts today. I have strong differences with the incoming administration. But I am committed to working together where I can, and resisting where I must. The state of our country calls me to action. We must start today. We must start the work of building coalitions to be prepared for the next fight. Please stand with me today as our work is clearly not done. Rick
Reproductive Healthcare for Veterans: Larsen Urges Swift Implementation of In Vitro Fertilization Benefit
WASHINGTON, DC–-Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Julia Brownley (CA-26), today led a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald urging swift adoption of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for veterans who suffer from infertility due to service-connected injuries – a new benefit made available thanks to legislation Larsen helped pass in September. “After years of fighting to provide reproductive healthcare for wounded veterans who dream of becoming parents, earlier this year we successfully passed a provision to circumvent the 1992 ban on in vitro fertilization services for veterans,” said Larsen, a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee. “I will continue fighting to ensure swift implementation of the healthcare to which veterans are now entitled and for a permanent repeal of the ban.” For years Larsen has been the House of Representatives’ leading voice for expanding reproductive care for vete



 
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