Equality & Opportunity

Larsen Votes for Police Conduct Reform, Equal Justice Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for landmark legislation to halt police violence, help build confidence in law enforcement and keep communities safe. The Justice In Policing Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 236 to 181. “Black lives matter. “Real justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland and countless others and their families... Read more »

Larsen, Quigley Urge FDA To Allow Healthy Gay, Bisexual Men to Donate Blood Immediately, Help Save Lives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to overturn the FDA’s outdated and discriminatory guidance on blood donation by men who have sex with men. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, Larsen and Quigley outlined the critical need for blood donations from all healthy donors, regardless of sexual orientation.... Read more »

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on "The Airline Passenger Experience: What It Is and What It Can Be"

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below opening statement at today’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled "The Airline Passenger Experience: What It Is and What It Can Be." You can view Chair Larsen’s opening statement here. More information about Tuesday’s hearing, including witnesses, testimony, additional background information and li... Read more »

Larsen Votes to Pass Historic Equal Rights Amendment Resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for a bipartisan resolution to eliminate the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Larsen is a champion for women’s rights and equality, supports the Equal Rights Amendment and was a cosponsor of this historic resolution. The Equal Rights Amendment states, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abr... Read more »