Press Releases

Mar 9, 2017

Larsen Introduces Legislation to Increase Airfare Transparency, Protect Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on House Aviation Subcommittee, has introduced the Know Before You Fly Act, legislation aimed at boosting consumer protections for air travelers.

Mar 8, 2017

In Hearing Featuring Alaska Airlines CEO, Larsen Explores NextGen Air Traffic Control Improvements & Unveils Consumer Protection Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a hearing of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden and the top-Ranking Democrat, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), discussed progress made to modernize the national airspace as part of the FAA’s NextGen program...

Mar 8, 2017

GOP Health Care Plan ‘means lower quality care, less coverage and higher costs’ – Larsen

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

Mar 7, 2017

Larsen Pushes Back Against Proposal to ‘Decimate’ Federal Resources for Puget Sound, NOAA

Issues: Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after reports that President Donald Trump plans to gut Environmental Protection Agency funding for Puget Sound by more than 90 percent...

Mar 7, 2017

New Bipartisan Congressional Caucus Formed to Support Nation’s Estuaries

Issues: Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Reps. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) have founded and will serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus in the 115th Congress.

Mar 6, 2017

Larsen Slams Immigration Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days...

Mar 3, 2017

Returned From Singapore, Larsen Highlights Opportunity for Washington State In Strengthening U.S.-Singapore Bonds

WASHINGTON D.C.—Back from a bipartisan Congressional trip to Singapore, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is urging deeper U.S.-Singapore relations and engagement.

Mar 2, 2017

Larsen Calls on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Resign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following reports which revealed Sessions lied under oath about communication with Russian officials.

Mar 1, 2017

Sea-Tac Airport’s Top Official & Larsen Discuss Alleviating Congestion, Improving Consumer Experience As Part of Hearing on FAA Reauthorization

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a hearing of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Sea-Tac Airport Managing Director Lance Lyttle, and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (WA-02), discussed ways to alleviate congestion and improve user experience at Sea-Tac...

Feb 28, 2017

Ahead of Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress, Larsen Calls for Robust, Bipartisan Investment in Infrastructure

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress: