Press Releases

Jun 27, 2016

Larsen: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Decision is A ‘Bright Spot in an Era Where Women’s Reproductive Rights Have Increasingly Fallen Under Attack’

Issues: Health Care, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down a Texas state law which has forced more than half of the state’s women’s health providers to close:

Jun 27, 2016

Mukilteo Student & Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition Meets Larsen

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today congratulated Ohnshim Kim, a high school student from Mukilteo who recently won the Second Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition. Kim won top honors for her charcoal drawing entitled “A Walk,” which is currently on display in the U.S. Capitol Building and will remain there for one year.

Jun 24, 2016

Larsen ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by United States v. Texas Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision on United States v. Texas, which left a lower court order on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans Program in place:

Jun 23, 2016

After Four Year Fight & Final Push from Larsen, House Votes to Lift Ban on In Vitro Fertilization Services for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member on the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that after a four year effort to expand reproductive services for veterans a provision to overturn a ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans has passed the House as part of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs conference report. The conference report will now be considered by the Senate.

Jun 22, 2016

Larsen Statement on House Sit-in

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after more than 100 U.S. Representatives and Senators held a sit-in on the House floor to demand action on gun violence prevention:

Jun 21, 2016

Larsen: Small Drone Rule is ‘An Important First Step in Establishing Rules of the Road’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its final rule regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for commercial, scientific, public safety and other non-recreational uses:

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.