Press Releases

Jun 17, 2016

Larsen-Backed Pipeline Safety Bill Heads to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that a provision he has championed to improve pipeline safety is on its way to the President’s desk as part of the PIPES Act – a bill that will reauthorize the federal pipeline safety program for four years.

Jun 15, 2016

Research to Reduce Jet Noise Would Receive $2 Million Boost Under Larsen’s Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that his amendment to boost funding for research to reduce jet noise by $2 million has been included in the annual military spending bill.

Jun 15, 2016

Larsen, Families of Wounded Veterans Call on Congress to Support Injured Veterans Who Want to Start Families

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) joined by families of wounded veterans and advocates today held a press conference in front of the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress to support veterans who want to start families but are unable to due to a 1992 law banning the Department of Veterans Affairs from funding in vitro fertilization (IVF) services.

Jun 14, 2016

Larsen Statement on President Obama’s Proposal to Increase Resources to Combat Washington State’s Opioid Epidemic

Issues: Budget, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement after the White House outlined state-by-state funding levels under President Obama’s proposed FY 2017 budget to combat the opioid epidemic—including $20 million available to Washington state over two years.

Jun 10, 2016

Larsen Meets with Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Issues: Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, this week met with a group from Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood to discuss their efforts and his support for safe and accessible access to healthcare.

Jun 10, 2016

Members of Washington Delegation introduce bill to make Washington ports more competitive

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, members of the Washington Delegation, Reps. Rick Larsen, (WA-02), Dave Reichert (WA-08), Jim McDermott (WA-07), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), Susan DelBene (WA-01), and Adam Smith (WA-09) introduced H.R. 5417, the bipartisan Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Reform Act, which would ensure the annual funds collected through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) are used to support our ports and strengthen our region’s global competitiveness.

Jun 8, 2016

Larsen-Backed Bill to Improve Pipeline Safety Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced that a provision he has championed to improve pipeline safety cleared a key legislative hurdle when it passed out of the House by a voice vote. The amendment to the Securing America's Future Energy: Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (SAFE PIPES) Act would renew technical assistance grants that Washington state stakeholders rely on to improve pipeline planning and development, emergency response, and information sharing.

Jun 8, 2016

Washington State Delegation Introduce Bill to Name Olympic National Park Wilderness in Honor of Former Washington Governor and Senator Dan Evans

Issues: Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) along with his colleagues Reps. Dave Reichert (WA-08), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Dennis Heck (WA-10), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Jim McDermott (WA-07), and Adam Smith (WA-09) introduced H.R. 5397, a bill to rename the Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park as the “Daniel J. Evans Wilderness,” in honor of former Washington Governor and Senator Dan Evans.

Jun 8, 2016

Larsen Invites Constituents To Burlington Mobile Office Hours

BURLINGTON, WA—Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, who are having issues with a federal agency are invited to talk with his staff at mobile “office hours” in Burlington on June 9th. Larsen’s office can act as a liaison between constituents and federal agencies to help resolve concerns including:

Jun 3, 2016

Security Industry Association Names Larsen ‘Legislator of the Year’ for Leadership in School Safety

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, was today named “Legislator of the Year” by the Security Industries Association for his leadership in advancing legislation to encourage school safety.