Press Releases

Jul 17, 2018

DelBene and Larsen Introduce Legislation to Invest in Small Fruit Research

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced legislation that would amend the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to provide $2.5 million annually to support research for berry and grape crops.

Jul 17, 2018

Larsen Blasts Trump-Putin Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s meeting with President Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Jul 13, 2018

Larsen: Trump Should Cancel Summit with Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s planned meeting with President Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Jul 12, 2018

FORTY-FOUR FOREIGN AFFAIRS & ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS RELEASE STATEMENT ON TRUMP MEETINGS WITH NATO AND PUTIN

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 41 other Democrats from the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees on the following statement on President Trump’s attendance at the NATO Summit and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jul 11, 2018

Larsen: Trump message at NATO Summit must be “commitment to European allies”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the meeting of heads of state and government at the 2018 NATO Summit.

Jul 6, 2018

Larsen Statement on Tariffs Against Chinese Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Co-Chair of the U.S.-China Working Group, issued the below statement regarding the tariffs against Chinese products which went into effect last night.

Jul 3, 2018

Larsen Statement on U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Tariffs are the Wrong Approach” Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Tariffs are the Wrong Approach” report:

Jun 29, 2018

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Transportation Secretary to Keep Promise to Constituents in Western WA and Follow Through on Commitment to Lynnwood Link Extension

(Washington, D.C.) – Led by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a bipartisan group of Congressional members representing Western Washington wrote to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao this week to urge her to follow through on her repeated promises to follow Congressional direction and approve federal investments affecting projects like Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension. The 8.5 mile light rail project would connect King and Snohomish Counties, helping address concerns over increasingly bad traffic congestion and continued regional growth with an estimated one million new residents expected in Puget Sound by 2040.

Jun 28, 2018

Washington State Lawmakers Urge Administration to Continue Prioritizing BPA, Other Power Marketing Administrations Within Energy Department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, a bipartisan, bicameral group of Washington state lawmakers sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, urging the Energy Department to maintain the place of the Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), including the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), within the department’s reporting structure.

Jun 28, 2018

DeFazio and Larsen Slam FAA for Deficient Oversight of Foreign Aircraft Repair Stations

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Elaine Chao, slamming the Department for failing to finalize a rule requiring drug and alcohol testing for safety-sensitive workers at certificated foreign aircraft repair stations who perform extensive maintenance and repair work on U.S.-registered commercial aircraft.

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