Press Releases

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:

Feb 27, 2017

League of Conservation Voters Gives Larsen Top Marks For Environmental Advocacy

Issues: Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters has released its 2016 National Environmental Scorecard and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) earned the highest possible rating of 100%.

Feb 24, 2017

Larsen Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Federal Protections for Transgender Children

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance requiring schools to protect transgender students by ensuring they can use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity:

Feb 22, 2017

Under Larsen-Messer Bill, Veterans Could Use Post 9/11 GI Benefits to Cover Higher Education Application Fees

Issues: Education, Equality & Opportunity, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Republican Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) are working to reduce the financial burden on veterans seeking higher education by making application fees eligible under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.