Press Releases

Jun 15, 2017

Larsen-Nominated Students to Attend Prestigious U.S. Service Academies

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today announced that nine Washington students he nominated to U.S. Service Academies have accepted offers for the Class of 2021.

Jun 15, 2017

Larsen-Brownley Provision to Extend Fertility Coverage for Veterans Passes Appropriations Committee

Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC–Veterans suffering from service-connected infertility received good news today as the House Appropriations Committee approved a provision offered by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) aimed at preserving veterans’ access to advanced fertility treatments.

Jun 14, 2017

Larsen Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after five individuals, including Congressman Steve Scalise (LA-01) and two Capitol Police officers, were shot during a Congressional baseball game practice:

Jun 9, 2017

Reps. Larsen, Reichert, Rice & Donovan, Lead Bipartisan Push to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Dave Reichert (WA-08), Kathleen Rice (NY–04) and Dan Donovan (R-NY) have introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at airports for travelers who conduct verified business in the APEC region. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced companion legislation in the Senate earlier this year.

Jun 9, 2017

Larsen-Veasey Bill Combatting Voter Suppression Gains Momentum

Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments, Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legislation from Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) is gaining new momentum as a record 80 U.S. Representatives back the America Votes Act.

Jun 8, 2017

Larsen Quizzes U.S. Transportation Secretary on Trump Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, today helped lead a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Jun 7, 2017

Larsen, Transportation Democrats Introduce Legislation to Reject Trump Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control, Accelerate NextGen Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, joined by Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Democrats on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is rejecting President Trump’s plan to privatize...

Jun 5, 2017

Trump Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control System ‘does not pass the smell test’ – Larsen

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today released the following statement after President Trump announced plans to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system.

Jun 5, 2017

Larsen to Help Lead Washington State’s Largest Ever Delegation to Paris Air Show

PARIS, FRANCE–U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Brian Bonlender, Director of the Washington state Department of Commerce, will lead Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to the International Paris Air Show – the world’s premiere aircraft exposition event. As in 2013, Larsen will take a leave of absence for one week while attending the Air Show.

Jun 5, 2017

Pacific Northwest U.S. Representatives Urge Administration to Not Privatize Bonneville Power Administration

Issues: Budget, Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with other Pacific Northwest Members of Congress, voiced his opposition to a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets.

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