Press Releases

Mar 22, 2017

Larsen Statement on Third Anniversary of the Oso Mudslide

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of the third anniversary of the Oso mudslide, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement:

Mar 20, 2017

Larsen, Colleagues, Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01).

Mar 16, 2017

Transportation & Environment Projects in the Pacific Northwest In Jeopardy Under Trump Budget

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Key Pacific Northwest transportation and environmental projects are in jeopardy under President Trump’s proposed budget – including Sound Transit’s plans to provide light rail service to Lynnwood and Federal Way.

Mar 16, 2017

Washington State Insurance Commissioner & Larsen Discuss Trumpcare in House Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler today discussed the impacts of Trumpcare, the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, on Washington state during a hearing organized by House Democrats.

Mar 16, 2017

Larsen, DeFazio Highlight Negative Consequences for U.S. Aviation System Under President’s Budget Proposal

Issues: Fighting for Workers, Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today highlighted the negative consequences for the U.S. aviation system under President Trump’s proposed budget. Key provisions of the President’s budget include moving oversight of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system from the Federal Aviation Administration to “an independent, non-governmental organization” and eliminating funding for the Essential Air Service program, which provides commercial air service in small and rural communities across the country.

Mar 15, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report: 24 Million Fewer Americans Would Have Health Insurance Under Trumpcare

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its much-anticipated score detailing projected impacts of Trumpcare.

Mar 10, 2017

In U.S. House Floor Speech, Larsen Stands In Strong Opposition to #TrumpCare

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to oppose Trumpcare, a bill released earlier this week by House Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Mar 9, 2017

New Report Shows American Infrastructure Near-Failing, Larsen Pressures Congress, President to ‘get serious’ About Investment

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is stepping up his call on federal lawmakers and the President to invest in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure...

Mar 9, 2017

Larsen Introduces Legislation to Increase Airfare Transparency, Protect Consumers

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

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

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

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...