Press Releases

Jul 12, 2017

Larsen Invites Constituents To Snohomish County ‘Community Coffee’

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA—Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the Congressman at a “community coffee” event in Everett on Saturday, July 15th.

Jun 29, 2017

Larsen Successfully Shapes National Defense Authorization Act

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) helped shape the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2018 to include key priorities to support local military bases, reduce government waste, promote nuclear oversight...

Jun 28, 2017

Controversial Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control Derails Bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today continued to lead the charge for a bipartisan, comprehensive, long-term bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jun 26, 2017

22 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under Senate Trumpcare Bill – Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office

Issues: Health Care

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

Jun 15, 2017

Larsen-Nominated Students to Attend Prestigious U.S. Service Academies

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today announced that nine Washington students he nominated to U.S. Service Academies have accepted offers for the Class of 2021.

Jun 15, 2017

Larsen-Brownley Provision to Extend Fertility Coverage for Veterans Passes Appropriations Committee

Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC–Veterans suffering from service-connected infertility received good news today as the House Appropriations Committee approved a provision offered by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) aimed at preserving veterans’ access to advanced fertility treatments.

Jun 14, 2017

Larsen Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after five individuals, including Congressman Steve Scalise (LA-01) and two Capitol Police officers, were shot during a Congressional baseball game practice:

Jun 9, 2017

Reps. Larsen, Reichert, Rice & Donovan, Lead Bipartisan Push to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Dave Reichert (WA-08), Kathleen Rice (NY–04) and Dan Donovan (R-NY) have introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at airports for travelers who conduct verified business in the APEC region. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced companion legislation in the Senate earlier this year.

Jun 9, 2017

Larsen-Veasey Bill Combatting Voter Suppression Gains Momentum

Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments, Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Legislation from Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Marc Veasey (TX-33) is gaining new momentum as a record 80 U.S. Representatives back the America Votes Act.

Jun 8, 2017

Larsen Quizzes U.S. Transportation Secretary on Trump Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, today helped lead a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).