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January 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Rep. Larsen rips agency investigating Anacortes refinery explosion

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen says he’s “exasperated” with the federal agency investigating the 2010 explosion at Tesoro’s Anacortes refinery that killed seven workers. A long-delayed report on the explosion is due next week from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. But Larsen, D-Everett is not happy with the way the agency plans to release the…

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January 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Machinists yank endorsement of Larsen over pension comments

The union representing Boeing Machinists has rescinded its endorsement of Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen, saying he took Boeing’s side by pressuring the union to accept a contract that ended its pension plan. The action is largely symbolic since Larsen, an Everett Democrat, has no major opposition for his re-election campaign this year. Still, the action…

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October 2, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Enough GOP votes to end shutdown? Washington Republicans mum

Update at 2:45 p.m. with Reichert’s response: WASHINGTON — Signs are growing that enough moderate House Republicans may side with Democrats to to end the government shutdown. But so far, none of the four House GOP members from Washington will say if they back a “clean” spending bill stripped of the condition to delay the…

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September 18, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Rick Larsen introduces bill to allow voters to vouch for lack of ID

WASHINGTON — Responding to concerns that tougher voter identification laws being adopted by many states could disfranchise eligible voters, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has introduced a bill to allow people without IDs to cast ballots by signing an affidavit instead. Larsen’s “America Votes Act of 2012″ would allow voters without proper ID to attest, under…

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June 28, 2012 at 8:29 AM

No going back on health care, says Rep.Rick Larsen

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen,  D-Lake Stevens, was fast out of the gate with a statement about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding much of the Affordable Care Act. Larsen says there is no going back on health care. Here is part of his reaction to Thursday’s ruling: “Improvements to our health care are taking root right now,…

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