Press Releases

Nov 15, 2016

Following Congressional Watchdog Report, Larsen Raises Concerns With Proposal to Privatize Nation’s Air Traffic Control System

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today raised major concerns with the security, safety, and implementation issues facing a Republican proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.

Oct 29, 2016

Larsen Statement on Drinking Water Testing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the Navy’s announcement that it will begin voluntarily testing drinking water at and around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville for perfluoroalkyl chemicals, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement:

Oct 26, 2016

Larsen Invites Constituents to Attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting his constituents to apply for tickets to attend the 2017 Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.

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:

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