Press Releases

Sep 28, 2016

Congress Lifts Ban on In Vitro Fertilization Services for Veterans Wounded in the Line of Duty in Annual Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that a provision to overturn a 1992 ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans is on its way...

Sep 28, 2016

$451 Million for Puget Sound Protection, Restoration is Approved by House Following Larsen-Led Effort

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that the House has approved an effort he led to boost Puget Sound protection and restoration...

Sep 28, 2016

Larsen Statement on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act:

Sep 27, 2016

Veterans Hired by the FAA Will Now Receive New Paid Sick Leave Benefits Under Larsen-LoBiondo Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced that their bipartisan bill – which aims to expand paid sick leave benefits recently made available by the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act....

Sep 26, 2016

Larsen Honors Burlington Shooting Victims, Families & Law Enforcement Officials in U.S. House Floor Speech

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the five individuals who were shot and killed in Burlington, WA last Friday as well as their families and law enforcement officials:

Sep 24, 2016

Larsen Statement on Burlington Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement regarding the shooting that took place at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA last night:

Sep 23, 2016

On 20th Anniversary of Arctic Council, Larsen, Young Call on U.S. to ‘Fulfill its Responsibilities as an Arctic Nation’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Don Young (R-AK) this week introduced a House Resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council and to express support for the Council’s work.

Sep 22, 2016

Larsen, Members of the WA Delegation, Throw Support Behind Grant Application to Expand Apprenticeships in Washington State

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives Rick Larsen (WA-02), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Jim McDermott (WA-07)...

Sep 22, 2016

Larsen Statement on World Trade Organization Ruling Against European Union

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a call with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded a new trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

Sep 21, 2016

Veterans Hired by the FAA Are One Step Closer to Receiving New Paid Sick Leave Benefits Under Larsen’s Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today took to the House floor to advocate passage of the bipartisan FAA Veteran Transition Improvement Act, legislation that aims to expand paid sick leave benefits recently made available by the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 to veterans...

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