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UPDATE: We have a deal to reopen the government and avert an economic collapse. I will vote for this agreement.

We need to move past this manufactured crisis so we can get to work on the important issues that Congress still needs to address.

I have directed my office to work with federal agencies as soon as they reopen to quickly restore services to people and businesses in Northwest Washington. A lot of people have been hurt by the shutdown, and I am committed to alleviating as much of that damage as possible.

Over the next few months, I will be focused on contributing to a long-term budget that cuts our deficit and makes job-creating investments in transportation and education. Congress also needs to return to its work on reforming our broken immigration system because reform will improve the economy in Northwest Washington and make our community stronger.

After 16 days of unnecessary shutdown, it's not a day for self-congratulation. Just time to refocus on why we were sent to Congress in the first place.
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+Rep. Rick Larsen Can you help decouple money from politics? Let's all be honest with ourselves: the irresponsible, dangerous behavior we have all been subjected to by our Congress will continue (and likely worsen) for as long as politicians are essentially purchasable figureheads for the policies and interests of corporations and the [extremely] wealthy.

Your post here speaks of an admirable willingness to fix our insane system. Do you have the courage and the tenacity to fight the powers that be to truly achieve that goal?
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I'm hearing from a lot of constituents who are still fired up over the NSA's surveillance programs. I am too. I just sent a letter detailing some of the reforms I think are necessary. Read the full letter here and let me know what you think: http://go.usa.gov/jmqH
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The right to marry must no longer be restricted. Today the Supreme Court starts considering challenges to anti-same sex marriage laws and the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Plus if you support marriage equality.
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It’s time to make room, because the P-8As are coming to NAS Whidbey Island. The Navy is making a big investment to get the base ready for the planes. Great news for Whidbey Island!
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250 jobs coming to Everett! This move starts another great chapter in the city’s proud manufacturing history. Congrats to Mayor Stephanson for his unrelenting work on this. Please like and share this great news.
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that is great news.; -)
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A good day. http://go.usa.gov/b6HY
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Like I told the +Everett Herald, if there was any lingering concern about the future of our naval bases, this news will lay it to rest.
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You clearly do not read your emails. I sent you a note as to the Fraud Waste and Abuse by the Navy Exchange system and your response was "Thank you for contacting me about the ongoing civil war in Syria. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. etc.." It does not do any good to have representatives that send out a standard statement on the hottest item when Military is selected. A more honest answer would be, "I do not bother with email from the people I represent". v/r Commander TL Sparks Retired
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Great news today: The FAA has approved the 787 battery fix, clearing the way for the plane's return to flight.
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HUGE NEWS! President Obama will designate a national monument in the San Juan Islands! I've been working on this with the local community for four years. Preserves vital lands for future generations. Big boost for the San Juans.
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