Press Releases

Sep 21, 2016

Veterans Hired by the FAA Are One Step Closer to Receiving New Paid Sick Leave Benefits Under Larsen’s Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today took to the House floor to advocate passage of the bipartisan FAA Veteran Transition Improvement Act, legislation that aims to expand paid sick leave benefits recently made available by the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 to veterans...

Sep 14, 2016

Bipartisan Bill to Expand Paid Sick Leave for Veterans Hired by the FAA Sails Through Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today successfully advanced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole that prevents veterans...

Sep 8, 2016

Larsen, LoBiondo Take Aim at Loophole that Prevents Veterans Hired by the FAA from Receiving New Paid Sick Leave Benefits

Issues: Fighting for Workers, Equality & Opportunity, Health Care, Transportation, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole that prevents veterans hired by...

Sep 2, 2016

Larsen Announces Grants Headed to Northwest Washington To Address Homelessness Among Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal grants have been awarded to two Washington organizations to support their work to prevent homelessness among veterans.

Aug 25, 2016

Larsen Urges Action from Tesoro, American Petroleum Institute on New Safety Guidelines for U.S. Oil Refineries

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is urging the Tesoro Corporation and the American Petroleum Institute to take action on safety guidelines recently issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

Aug 23, 2016

Food Assistance, Impact Aid & Protections for LGBT Contractors Among Aims of Larsen-Led Effort to Shape Annual Defense Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) urged the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to adopt provisions pertaining to the accessibility of military food assistance programs, increased support for education programs for military families, and protection of LGBT federal contractors – among other priorities – in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Aug 22, 2016

In Mountlake Terrace, Larsen Hosts 'Bicycle Town Hall' With Local Cyclists

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today hosted a “bicycle town hall” with local cyclists, the Cascade Bicycle Club and other local officials from the City of Mountlake Terrace, the City of Edmonds, the City of Lake Forest Park, the City of Lynnwood, the Verdant Health Commission and Community Transit.

Aug 18, 2016

Following District-Wide Tour, Larsen Aims to Use Feedback, Stories to Keep Fighting Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) concluded an expansive tour of Washington’s 2nd District where he held a series of events to discuss the recently passed bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act and to hear directly from stakeholders as to what additional support is needed to address the opioid epidemic.

Aug 17, 2016

Larsen, Murray Tour Port of Everett After Major Transportation Investment Announced Last Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) toured the Port of Everett’s South Terminal, which recently received a $10 million competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to modernize the South Terminal.

Aug 16, 2016

In Mount Vernon, Larsen Leads Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health & Substance Abuse

MOUNT VERNON, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today held a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders on recent changes to mental health and substance abuse programs in Washington state.