Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to defend Northwest Washingtonians’ right to access birth control. The bipartisan Right to Contraception Act, legislation to establish a statutory right to obtain, use and provide contraception under federal law, passed the House of Representatives by a final vote of 228 to 195 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Read more »
Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported two critical bills to protect the right to choose nationwide and ensure people can safely travel to states like Washington to access abortion care in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below statement after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade:
“For nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade guaranteed the right to choose. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is wrong, but we are not powerless to fight back.
“The Senate must suspend the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection… Read more »
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported two bills to address the nationwide infant formula shortage and ensure Northwest Washington families and caregivers have access to formula for their babies to grow and thrive. Larsen also released a list of local resources for families in need of safe and affordable formula. Read more »
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) reaffirmed his support for a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion and called on the Senate to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to prohibit restrictions on access to safe, affordable reproductive health care. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) supported House passage of a bipartisan omnibus spending package that funds the government through September 2022, invests in Northwest Washington communities and working families, and provides critical emergency aid to Ukraine. The package now heads to the Senate.
“My priority in shaping spending bills is to invest in local communities to… Read more »
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) commended Humanities Washington, the state’s National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate, for awarding more than $1 million in grants to aid Washington state cultural and educational organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards totaled $102,212 to 13 organizations in all five Second District counties. Read more »
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is encouraging Northwest Washington’s working families to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit of up to $300 per month per child beginning this Thursday, July 15. Read more »
Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) called on Congress to make a long-term, structural investment in child care to secure accessible and affordable child care for working families, drive economic recovery, and create and retain child care jobs. Larsen joined Assistant Speaker of the House Katherine Clark and 130 Members of Congress to urge congressional leaders to invest $700 billion over the next 10 years in the child care workforce, facilities and other necessary infrastructure and services to enable child care providers to provide care at an affordable price and meet the demands of local communities. Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2nd) introduced the Veteran Families Health Services Act of 2021—comprehensive legislation that would, among other things, ensure that servicemembers’ and veterans’ fertility treatments, such… Read more »