Press Releases

Dec 19, 2016

History Made: In Bipartisan Water Bill, Larsen Secures Largest-Ever Investment in Puget Sound Restoration

Issues: 114th Congress Accomplishments, Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that President Obama has signed the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act – authorizing an effort he spearheaded to secure $451 million to help restore Puget Sound as part of the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project.

Dec 13, 2016

The Olympic National Park Wilderness Will Be Renamed in Honor of Former Washington Governor and US Senator Dan Evans

Issues: Environment

Washington, D.C. –A bill honoring former Washington Governor and U.S. Senator Dan Evans passed the U.S. House of Representatives...

Dec 11, 2016

Larsen: $16.6 Billion Sales Agreement Between Boeing and Iran Air is “Good News for Washington State”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after Boeing announced signing a $16.6 billion sales agreement with Iran Air:

Dec 8, 2016

Larsen Statement on Short Term Funding Bill

Issues: Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the Continuing Resolution, which, if agreed to by the Senate, would fund the federal government through April 28, 2017.

Dec 8, 2016

Puget Sound Restoration is Closer to Receiving Largest-Ever Investment Under Larsen-Led Measure

Issues: 114th Congress Accomplishments, Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that an effort he spearheaded – along with other members of the Washington delegation – to authorize $451 million for the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project has been approved by the House...

Dec 6, 2016

Larsen, Murray & Cantwell Statement on Replacing Air Force One

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today released the following statement after the President-elect’s tweet regarding Air Force One:

Dec 5, 2016

Applauding Resources for International Partners, Larsen Vows to Defend Alliances “No Matter What Comes Out of This Next Administration”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), released the following statement after the House voted on Friday 354–34 to provide $3.4 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative and $350 million to train and equip Ukrainian...

Dec 2, 2016

Larsen, LoBiondo & DeFazio: Norwegian Air International Decision is a “slap in the face to American workers”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), and Peter DeFazio (OR-4) today released the following statement after the Department of Transportation announced it has awarded Norwegian Air International (NAI) an air carrier permit to operate in the United States.

Dec 2, 2016

House-Passed Defense Policy Bill Includes Larsen Plans to Increase Access to Food Assistance, Fix TRICARE Loophole & Preserve Protections for LGBTQ Contractors

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Supporting our Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House voted 354–34 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 – legislation shaped by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) to include important priorities for Northwest Washington...

Dec 1, 2016

Larsen Wins Major Victory for Washington Communities in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After urging from Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the House has voted 392-26 to approve $1 billion to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act.

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