Press Releases

Jun 24, 2016

Larsen ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by United States v. Texas Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision on United States v. Texas, which left a lower court order on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans Program in place:

Jun 23, 2016

After Four Year Fight & Final Push from Larsen, House Votes to Lift Ban on In Vitro Fertilization Services for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that after a four year effort to expand reproductive services for veterans his provision to overturn a ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans has passed the House as part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs conference report. The conference report will now be considered by the Senate.

Jun 22, 2016

Larsen Statement on House Sit-in

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after more than 100 U.S. Representatives and Senators held a sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence prevention:

Jun 21, 2016

Larsen: Small Drone Rule is ‘An Important First Step in Establishing Rules of the Road’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its final rule regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for commercial, scientific, public safety and other non-recreational uses:

Jun 17, 2016

Larsen-Backed Pipeline Safety Bill Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that a provision he has championed to improve pipeline safety is on its way to the President’s desk as part of the PIPES Act – a bill that will reauthorize the federal pipeline safety program for four years.

Jun 15, 2016

Research to Reduce Jet Noise Would Receive $2 Million Boost Under Larsen’s Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that his amendment to boost funding for research to reduce jet noise by $2 million has been included in the annual military spending bill.

Jun 15, 2016

Larsen, Families of Wounded Veterans Call on Congress to Support Injured Veterans Who Want to Start Families

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) joined by families of wounded veterans and advocates today held a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress to support veterans who want to start families but are unable to due to a 1992 law banning the Department of Veterans Affairs from funding in vitro fertilization (IVF) services.

Jun 14, 2016

Larsen Statement on President Obama’s Proposal to Increase Resources to Combat Washington State’s Opioid Epidemic

Issues: Budget, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement after the White House outlined state-by-state funding levels under President Obama’s proposed FY 2017 budget to combat the opioid epidemic—including $20 million available to Washington state over two years.

Jun 10, 2016

Larsen Meets with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Issues: Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, this week met with a group from Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood to discuss their efforts and his support for safe and accessible access to healthcare.