Press Releases

Feb 14, 2020

Larsen Votes to Pass Historic Equal Rights Amendment Resolution

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

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.

Feb 11, 2020

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “The Future of America’s Aviation Maintenance and Manufacturing Workforce”

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below opening statement at today’s House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled “Looking Forward: The Future of America’s Aviation Maintenance and Manufacturing Workforce.” You can view Chair Larsen’s opening statement here.

Feb 7, 2020

Larsen Introduces Bill to Ensure Federal Transportation Funding for Washington Cities

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Rep. Suzan K. DelBene (WA-01), Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08) introduced legislation to ensure medium-sized cities receive critical federal funding for surface transportation and infrastructure projects. The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development for Underfunded Projects (BUILD UP) Act requires at least 30 percent of funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD grant program be awarded to cities with 10,000 to 75,000 residents, which would benefit several communities in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.

Feb 5, 2020

Larsen, Brooks Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve School Safety Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5), co-chairs of the Congressional School Safety Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to improve security and safety measures in schools nationwide.

Feb 4, 2020

Larsen Statement on Hopes for State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s State of the Union address:

Jan 30, 2020

Larsen Statement in Response to CBP Directive to Detain Americans at U.S.-Canada Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement in response to a newly-released U.S. Customs and Border Protection memo that shows American citizens of Iranian descent and others were targeted for detainment based on little more than their country of origin at the Blaine Ports of Entry:

Jan 30, 2020

Larsen, Langevin and Carson Introduce Legislation to Better Protect Americans From the Flu

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) introduced two bills to better protect Americans from seasonal and pandemic flu. The Protecting Americans from Seasonal Influenza Act establishes a grant program for states to better prepare communities against seasonal flu by increasing vaccination rates. The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Update Act would require the White House to update its plan to prepare for, detect and respond to a flu pandemic.

Jan 15, 2020

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on “Oversight of Working Conditions for Airline Ground Workers”

Issues: Fighting for Workers, Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) delivered the below opening statement at the House Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled “Oversight of Working Conditions for Airline Ground Workers.” You can view Chair Larsen’s opening statement here.

Jan 10, 2020

Larsen Votes to Hold President Accountable to the American People, Limit Use of Military Force Against Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of a War Powers Resolution to limit the president’s use of military force against Iran.

Jan 3, 2020

Larsen Statement on the Killing of General Qassim Soleimani

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement, in response to the killing of General Qassim Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force:

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