Press Releases

Oct 21, 2016

Following Support From Larsen, Members of the WA Delegation, $2.7 Million Apprenticeship Grant Heads to Washington State

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that Washington is being awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant to boost apprenticeships in the state.

Oct 19, 2016

Larsen Applauds Announcement to End China’s Hidden, Discriminatory Tax Exemptions for Chinese-Produced Aircrafts

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the administration’s announcement that it has reached a settlement with China to end hidden discriminatory tax exemptions that had benefited certain types of aircraft produced in China, which is prohibited under the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Oct 13, 2016

Northwest Washington Domestic Violence Programs Honored by Larsen

Issues: Social Services, Tribes, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has introduced a House resolution to honor programs in the Second District of Washington state that work to end domestic violence and to support victims of domestic violence.

Sep 30, 2016

National & International Drone Industry Leaders, Larsen, Meet

WASHINGTON D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, met this week with the Small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) Coalition and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) to discuss opportunities and challenges in the drone industry.

Sep 28, 2016

Congress Lifts Ban on In Vitro Fertilization Services for Veterans Wounded in the Line of Duty in Annual Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that a provision to overturn a 1992 ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans is on its way...

Sep 28, 2016

$451 Million for Puget Sound Protection, Restoration is Approved by House Following Larsen-Led Effort

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that the House has approved an effort he led to boost Puget Sound protection and restoration...

Sep 28, 2016

Larsen Statement on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act:

Sep 27, 2016

Veterans Hired by the FAA Will Now Receive New Paid Sick Leave Benefits Under Larsen-LoBiondo Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced that their bipartisan bill – which aims to expand paid sick leave benefits recently made available by the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act....

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: