Press Releases

Nov 17, 2016

Larsen Blasts "No U.S. Financing for Iran Act" as Job Destroyer

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5711...

Nov 16, 2016

Larsen, House Democrats Ask President-Elect Trump to Reverse Bannon Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has joined 168 members of the U.S. House in asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist.

Nov 15, 2016

Following Congressional Watchdog Report, Larsen Raises Concerns With Proposal to Privatize Nation’s Air Traffic Control System

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today raised major concerns with the security, safety, and implementation issues facing a Republican proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.

Oct 29, 2016

Larsen Statement on Drinking Water Testing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the Navy’s announcement that it will begin voluntarily testing drinking water at and around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville for perfluoroalkyl chemicals, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement:

Oct 26, 2016

Larsen Invites Constituents to Attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting his constituents to apply for tickets to attend the 2017 Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Oct 21, 2016

Following Support From Larsen, Members of the WA Delegation, $2.7 Million Apprenticeship Grant Heads to Washington State

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that Washington is being awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Labor ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant to boost apprenticeships in the state.

Oct 19, 2016

Larsen Applauds Announcement to End China’s Hidden, Discriminatory Tax Exemptions for Chinese-Produced Aircrafts

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the administration’s announcement that it has reached a settlement with China to end hidden discriminatory tax exemptions that had benefited certain types of aircraft produced in China, which is prohibited under the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Oct 13, 2016

Northwest Washington Domestic Violence Programs Honored by Larsen

Issues: Social Services, Tribes, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has introduced a House resolution to honor programs in the Second District of Washington state that work to end domestic violence and to support victims of domestic violence.

Sep 30, 2016

National & International Drone Industry Leaders, Larsen, Meet

WASHINGTON D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, met this week with the Small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) Coalition and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) to discuss opportunities and challenges in the drone industry.

Sep 28, 2016

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

Issues: 114th Congress Accomplishments, Fighting for Workers, Budget, Health Care, Jobs Labor and the Economy, Social Services, Veterans, Women's Issues

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...