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Rick Larsen for Congress

 

Key Priorities

My top priority, and the biggest issue I’ll face in Congress, is rebuilding the economy in a way that strengthens the middle class. As the economy inches its way forward, I’m working to ensure that everyone shares in the new prosperity.

To bring good-paying jobs to the Second District, I am focused on passing infrastructure bills that will put people to work building, repairing and maintaining our roads, bridges, and highways. And I want to grow our clean energy economy and establish our region as a center for renewable energy innovation.

We need to increase access to education, including apprenticeships, to help people gain new skills. That is why I introduced a bill that connects students to training in STEM skills. I want to create a pathway that takes students from their junior year in high school through community college and into an apprenticeship.

I am working to bring more financial security to people struggling with student debt. I want students to be able to refinance their federal student loans to take advantage of lower interest rates. I am fighting to protect and expand Pell Grants. And I support free community college tuition to students who meet specific criteria. We need to make it easier for people to invest in their future.

Strengthening our middle class also means fighting for people whose voices too often go unheard: protecting women’s rights, ensuring our veterans have access to the care they’ve earned, strengthening the Voting Rights Act, and addressing opioid addiction and homelessness in our communities.

And I'm working to protect all of us from the moneyed special interests controlling our elections. I’m committed to overturning Citizens United to get dark money out of politics – elections should empower local citizens to engage and strengthen their community, not give billionaires and big corporations control over it.

These are big challenges, but I am up for the fight. I am excited about the opportunities we have to grow and strengthen our middle class. I ask for your vote so I can continue bringing your voice and our Northwest values to our nation's capital.

 

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Rick Larsen

Meet Rick Larsen

Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.