Press Releases

Sep 26, 2016

Larsen Honors Burlington Shooting Victims, Families & Law Enforcement Officials in U.S. House Floor Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the five individuals who were shot and killed in Burlington, WA last Friday as well as their families and law enforcement officials:

Sep 24, 2016

Larsen Statement on Burlington Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement regarding the shooting that took place at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA last night:

Sep 23, 2016

On 20th Anniversary of Arctic Council, Larsen, Young Call on U.S. to ‘Fulfill its Responsibilities as an Arctic Nation’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Don Young (R-AK) this week introduced a House Resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council and to express support for the Council’s work.

Sep 22, 2016

Larsen, Members of the WA Delegation, Throw Support Behind Grant Application to Expand Apprenticeships in Washington State

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives Rick Larsen (WA-02), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Jim McDermott (WA-07)...

Sep 22, 2016

Larsen Statement on World Trade Organization Ruling Against European Union

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a call with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded a new trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Sep 21, 2016

Veterans Hired by the FAA Are One Step Closer to Receiving New Paid Sick Leave Benefits Under Larsen’s Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today took to the House floor to advocate passage of the bipartisan FAA Veteran Transition Improvement Act, legislation that aims to expand paid sick leave benefits recently made available by the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 to veterans...

Sep 14, 2016

Bipartisan Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave for Veterans Hired by the FAA Sails Through Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today successfully advanced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole that prevents veterans...

Sep 8, 2016

Larsen, LoBiondo Take Aim at Loophole that Prevents Veterans Hired by the FAA from Receiving New Paid Sick Leave Benefits

Issues: Fighting for Workers, Equality & Opportunity, Health Care, Transportation, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole that prevents veterans hired by...

Sep 2, 2016

Larsen Announces Grants Headed to Northwest Washington To Address Homelessness Among Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal grants have been awarded to two Washington organizations to support their work to prevent homelessness among veterans.

Aug 25, 2016

Larsen Urges Action from Tesoro, American Petroleum Institute on New Safety Guidelines for U.S. Oil Refineries

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is urging the Tesoro Corporation and the American Petroleum Institute to take action on safety guidelines recently issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

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