Press Releases

Aug 9, 2017

Larsen Announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge & Hackathon

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced the launch of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge & Hackathon – an opportunity for students to learn key computer science skills by creating their own original applications.

Aug 7, 2017

Larsen Announces Nearly $500,000 Grant Headed to Burlington’s Viva Farms

Issues: Agriculture

SKAGIT COUNTY, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that Viva Farms in Burlington has been awarded a $488,758 Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jul 14, 2017

Resources for Local Communities, Reducing Government Waste & Improving Nuclear Oversight Among Larsen-backed Measures Included in House-Passed Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that provisions he successfully secured in June to support local military bases, reduce government waste, and boost nuclear oversight passed the U.S. House on a 344-81 vote as part of the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018.

Jul 12, 2017

Larsen Invites Constituents To Skagit County ‘Community Coffee’

SKAGIT COUNTY, WA—Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the Congressman at a “community coffee” event in Burlington on Sunday, July 16th.

Jul 12, 2017

Larsen Invites Constituents To Snohomish County ‘Community Coffee’

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA—Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the Congressman at a “community coffee” event in Everett on Saturday, July 15th.

Jun 29, 2017

Larsen Successfully Shapes National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) helped shape the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2018 to include key priorities to support local military bases, reduce government waste, promote nuclear oversight...

Jun 28, 2017

Controversial Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control Derails Bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today continued to lead the charge for a bipartisan, comprehensive, long-term bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jun 26, 2017

22 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under Senate Trumpcare Bill – Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its score detailing the projected impacts of the Senate version of Trumpcare.

Jun 15, 2017

Larsen-Nominated Students to Attend Prestigious U.S. Service Academies

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today announced that nine Washington students he nominated to U.S. Service Academies have accepted offers for the Class of 2021.

Jun 15, 2017

Larsen-Brownley Provision to Extend Fertility Coverage for Veterans Passes Appropriations Committee

Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC–Veterans suffering from service-connected infertility received good news today as the House Appropriations Committee approved a provision offered by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) aimed at preserving veterans’ access to advanced fertility treatments.

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