Press Releases

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

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

(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

Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments, Energy & Environment

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

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

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.

Jun 28, 2018

Larsen Letter to President Trump on Norwegian Defense Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Co-Chair of the Friends of Norway Caucus and a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee sent a letter to President Trump today following the president’s letter to Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg.

Jun 27, 2018

Larsen Statement on Janus Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement on today’s Supreme Court decision about Janus v. AFSCME.

Jun 26, 2018

Larsen Calls on Navy to Answer Questions about Growler EIS Process

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement following the Navy’s announcement of a preferred alternative that will be released in the upcoming final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI). Under this alternative, there will be 118 Growler aircraft at NASWI, and field carrier landing practice (FCLP) would be distributed with 20 percent of FCLPs at Ault Field and 80 percent at Outlying Field (OLF) Coupeville.

Jun 26, 2018

Remarks by Congressman Larsen at Commercial Space Transportaion Hearing

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Remarks by Congressman Rick Larsen at the Aviation Subcommittee Hearing entitled, "Commercial Space Transportation Regulatory Reform: Stakeholder Perspectives"

Jun 20, 2018

Larsen Applauds Boeing-USAF Announcement of First Tanker Delivery Date

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the below statement applauding the Boeing-U.S. Air Force schedule for the delivery of the KC-46A tankers.

Jun 13, 2018

Larsen Statement on Successful 2026 FIFA World Cup Bid for North America

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the below statement after successfully bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America.

Jun 6, 2018

Larsen Supports Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement ahead of voting for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018.