Press Releases

Apr 6, 2020

Larsen to Host COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall

On Tuesday, April 7, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a live telephone town hall to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak with Second District residents.

Mar 27, 2020

Larsen: CARES Act Delivers Critical COVID-19 Relief to Washington’s Workers, Families and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for critical emergency relief for Washington state’s workers, families and small businesses suffering from the impacts of COVID-19.

Mar 26, 2020

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

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Health Care

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 Mike Quigley (IL-05) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to overturn the FDA’s outdated and discriminatory guidance on blood donation by men who have sex with men.

Mar 23, 2020

Larsen: Major Disaster Declaration Makes Critical Federal Aid Available for Washingtonians

EVERETT, WA - Today, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Washington state, enabling Washington residents and communities to access critical federal relief from COVID-19. In a letter Friday, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington’s congressional delegation joined Governor Jay Inslee to urge President Trump to declare a major disaster for the state.

Mar 17, 2020

Larsen: Federal Disaster Relief Available for Small Businesses Suffering from COVID-19 Impact

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Washington state’s small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19. SBA assistance is available to small businesses in 32 counties in Washington, including Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties in the Second Congressional District.

Mar 15, 2020

Larsen Announces Office Changes to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Issues: Health Care

EVERETT, WA – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced temporary changes to office operations in both his Washington state and Washington, D.C. offices after receiving recommendations from the House Sergeant-at-Arms to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Mar 15, 2020

Larsen Votes to Boost Federal Response to COVID-19, Provide Relief to Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night PST, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted to boost the federal government’s response to COVID-19 and deliver relief for families suffering disruption from the virus’ outbreak. The bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Act passed the House by a vote of 363 to 40.

Mar 3, 2020

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

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, 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 "The Airline Passenger Experience: What It Is and What It Can Be."

Mar 2, 2020

Larsen Joins Trone, Local Officials to Highlight Federal Investment in Clean Bus Technology

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

FREDERICK, MD – On Friday, February 28, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), co-chair of the Congressional Bus Caucus, joined Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and local officials to highlight the importance of federal investment in bus innovation and green technology for public transportation projects.

Feb 26, 2020

Larsen, Schrier, Davids Introduce Bill to Boost Climate Change Mitigation in Aviation, Aerospace Sectors

Issues: Energy & Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), chair of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) introduced legislation to provide a foundation for climate change mitigation practices and technologies in the civil aviation and aerospace sectors.