Press Releases

Feb 1, 2017

Following ‘Holy Crap’ Moment, Larsen Introduces Legislation to Counter President Trump’s Politicization of the National Security Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After what he described as a “holy crap” moment, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, is introducing legislation to counter President Trump’s politicization of the National Security Council – the chief body responsible for advising the president on matters of national security.

Jan 28, 2017

Larsen on Trump Executive Order: Scapegoating Refugees Fleeing War, Terrorism and Persecution is ‘as low as it gets’

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s executive order which bars citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days, indefinitely bans refugees from Syria and suspends admission of all other refugees for 120 days.

Jan 26, 2017

Larsen: President Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims are a “ruse to suppress the right to vote”

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is calling on top election officials to put to bed President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential election.

Jan 26, 2017

Trump Torture Comments Draw Rebuke From Larsen

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after President Trump endorsed torture in a recent interview with ABC News:

Jan 24, 2017

‘More than 3.2 million women and men participated in the Women’s March across the country, and this is the response?’ – Larsen

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to oppose H.R. 7 – a bill that would tighten restrictions on women’s access to reproductive healthcare.

Jan 24, 2017

Larsen Lays Out Agenda, Pledges to Build on Legislative Accomplishments With Reappointment to Top Democratic Post on House Subcommittee on Aviation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has been renamed the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, which has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation. Larsen is also joining the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, which has jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard, regulation of ocean shipping and the merchant marine.

Jan 19, 2017

Larsen Lauds VA Move to Enact Expansion of Veterans Reproductive Healthcare Included in Congressional Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today veterans who have been wounded in the line of duty can access in vitro fertilization (IVF) through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA’s announcement follows years of Larsen’s advocacy, and a provision passed as part of the Congressional spending bill in September 2016 which temporarily circumvented a 1992 ban on in vitro fertilization for veterans.

Jan 18, 2017

Larsen Wraps Affordable Care Act Tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District

EVERETT, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today concluded a seven-stop Affordable Care Act Tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District – a series of events to hear from constituents, hospital administrators, healthcare providers...

Jan 13, 2017

In U.S. House Floor Speech, Larsen Highlights Washingtonians’ Stories, Implores Congress to Save the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to oppose a budget resolution that would begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Jan 13, 2017

Following Push From Larsen, Murray & Cantwell, Navy Agrees To Extend Environmental Impact Study Public Comment Period

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After urging from Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Navy today announced it will extend by 30 days the ongoing public comment period for the Draft Environmental...

Pages