Press Releases

Apr 27, 2017

Bipartisan Larsen Bill Aims to Protect American Aviation Jobs from Unfair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, along with Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) and Drew Ferguson (GA-03), have introduced bipartisan legislation that would preclude the Department of Transportation (DOT) from issuing a foreign air carrier permit for US operations to an airline that exploits “flags of convenience” to avoid regulations in its home country.

Apr 25, 2017

Improving US Icebreaking Fleet is Aim of Larsen Bill

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with Reps. Don Young (R-AK), Duncan Hunter (CA-52) and John Garamendi (CA-03) and have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize procurement of up to six new icebreakers.

Apr 18, 2017

Larsen Calls for Unity Against North Korea’s Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Upon returning from the Korean peninsula as a part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement:

Apr 11, 2017

Larsen, DeFazio Request Any DOT Findings From Review of ‘Outrageous’ United Incident

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, and Peter DeFazio (OR-04), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting any findings from the agency’s review of the April 9th incident that occurred on United Airlines Flight 3411.

Apr 11, 2017

Larsen Meets 2016 Congressional App Challenge Winner

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Burlington-Edison high school senior Alexandria Kissas, the winner the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for Washington’s 2nd Congressional District, and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) met last week.

Apr 5, 2017

Trump Moves to Depoliticize National Security Council, as Called for in Larsen Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The roles of the President’s top military and intelligence advisors are restored on the influential Principals Committee of the National Security Council as called for in legislation introduced by Rep. Rick Larsen.

Apr 4, 2017

Drones & Commercial Space Travel are Focus of Larsen-Led Aviation Hearing Featuring Amazon Prime Air, Virgin Galactic

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, today helped lead a hearing which explored Congress’ role in supporting innovation of new technology in the national airspace.

Mar 31, 2017

Larsen Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

EVERETT, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting high school-aged students in the Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Mar 30, 2017

Larsen Appointed to Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced his appointment by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group – an organization which aims to promote dialogue between U.S. Congress and Canada’s Parliament.

Mar 28, 2017

Larsen Fights to Save Consumer Protections for Internet Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement on S.J. Res 34, a bill that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule requiring internet service providers to receive an “opt-in” before they share or sell customers’ personal data online.