Latest News

Larsen, Beyer Introduce Bill to Prepare U.S. Aviation for Future Public Health Emergencies

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2020, legislation to require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies. The bill builds on similar language Larsen championed in the House-passed HEROES Act and the Heal... Read More »

Castro, Larsen, Wagner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Small Businesses and Promote International Commerce

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of its Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee; Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Financial Services Committee; and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee ... Read More »

Reps. Green, Wagner, Larsen, Olson Commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Special Resolution

| Posted in Press Releases

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, Congressmembers Al Green (TX-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Pete Olson (TX-22), and Ann Wagner (MO-02) released the following statement regarding their introduction of the Original National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resolution of 2020: “Domestic violence has seriously impacted people of all ages as well as racial, ethnic, gender, economic, and religious backgrounds... Read More »

Larsen Statement on Boeing’s Decision to Pull 787 Production Out of Washington State

| Posted in Press Releases

EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement on Boeing’s decision to pull 787 production out of Washington state: “Boeing’s decision to pull its 787 production out of Washington state is shortsighted and misplaced. “The Pacific Northwest is home to the best aviation and aerospace workforce in the world. The strength of the Pacific Northwest’s aviation and aerospace industry ... Read More »

T&I Leaders Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen FAA’s Certification Process and Improve the Regulatory System

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) joined Subcommittee on Aviation Chair Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) to announce bipartisan legislation designed to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification process and improve the regulatory process.... Read More »

Larsen, Graves Introduce Bill to Reinforce Human Factors in the Aircraft Certification Process

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06), Ranking Member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, introduced the Human Factors Improvements to Aircraft Certification Act, bipartisan legislation to prioritize the consideration of human factors in the aircraft certification process and support pilots and flight crews as av... Read More »

Clean Energy Bill Includes Larsen Initiative to Boost Climate Change Mitigation in Aviation, Aerospace Sectors

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Clean Jobs and Economy Innovation Act, comprehensive legislation to spur clean energy innovation, create good-paying jobs, modernize U.S. energy infrastructure and put the nation on the path to achieving net-zero pollution by 2050. The final bill includes Rep. Rick Larsen’s legislation, the National Evaluation of Aviation and Aerosp... Read More »

Cantwell, Murray, Larsen Announce More Than $5.5M in Federal Funding for Paine Field

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D, WA-02) in announcing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $5,555,555 to Paine Field in Snohomish Cou... Read More »

After 18-Month Investigation, Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Release Final Committee Report on Boeing 737 MAX

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the Committee’s final report on the Boeing 737 MAX. This report, prepared by Majority Staff, lays out the serious flaws and missteps in the design, development, and certification of the aircraft, which entered commerc... Read More »

Larsen Applauds $17.75 Million Grant for Improvements to Everett Waterfront

| Posted in Press Releases

EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced the Port of Everett will receive $17.75 million in federal funding to increase freight capacity on Everett’s waterfront. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. “This is great news for businesses and workers who depend on the Port of Everett to conn... Read More »

Larsen Votes to Reauthorize Program to Help Washington’s Small Businesses Export Products Overseas, Create Jobs

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to reauthorize the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), a successful program administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and states that helps small businesses in Washington state and across the country export their products overseas. The bipartisan STEP Improvement Act of 2020 passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. ... Read More »

Larsen Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge

| Posted in Press Releases

EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced the launch of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge. The annual competition, which runs through October 19, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students can only enter the competition once. St... Read More »

Larsen Votes to Protect USPS, Ensure Safety of 2020 Elections

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical legislation to protect the United States Postal Service and promote the safety of the 2020 elections. The bipartisan Delivering for America Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 257 to 150. “The United States Postal Service is not a luxury – it is a necessity,” said Larsen. “Washingtonians rely on the postal serv... Read More »

Estes, Larsen Introduce Legislation to Protect Aerospace Supply Chain Jobs

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ron Estes (KS-04) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to help prevent aerospace supply chain furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020 establishes a temporary relief program to provide up to 50 percent cost-share to help cover costs of pay and benefits for employees at risk of being furloughe... Read More »

Larsen Leads Congressional Estuary Caucus Co-Chairs to Introduce National Estuaries Week Resolution

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Bill Posey (FL-08), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Brian Mast (FL-18), co-chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of September 19 through September 26, 2020, as National Estuaries Week. Founded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1988, National Estuaries Week ... Read More »