Press Releases

Jun 5, 2017

Larsen to Help Lead Washington State’s Largest Ever Delegation to Paris Air Show

Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments, Fighting for Workers, Transportation & Infrastructure

PARIS, FRANCE–U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Brian Bonlender, Director of the Washington state Department of Commerce, will lead Washington state’s largest-ever delegation to the International Paris Air Show – the world’s premiere aircraft exposition event. As in 2013, Larsen will take a leave of absence for one week while attending the Air Show.

Jun 5, 2017

Pacific Northwest U.S. Representatives Urge Administration to Not Privatize Bonneville Power Administration

Issues: Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with other Pacific Northwest Members of Congress, voiced his opposition to a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets.

Jun 1, 2017

Larsen Statement on Paris Climate Accord

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Trump announced America will exit the Paris climate accord – an agreement between 195 countries to slow the effects of global climate change.

May 31, 2017

Larsen Invites Constituents to Apply for U.S. Service Academy Nominations

EVERETT, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced that his office is inviting young people in Washington’s Second Congressional District to apply for a Congressional nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The application deadline is November 3, 2017.

May 31, 2017

Larsen Condemns Kabul Attack

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, condemned this morning’s bombing in Kabul’s Zanbaq Square, where at least 90 people were killed and hundreds were injured:

May 30, 2017

Larsen Congratulates WWU Women’s Rowing Team on Eighth National Championship

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today congratulated Western Washington University’s women’s rowing team for winning its eighth NCAA Division II national championship:

May 24, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report: Trumpcare 2.0 Will Slash Health Care for 23 Million Americans

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 second version of Trumpcare...

May 24, 2017

‘Nightmare’ – Larsen on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the following statement after President Trump released his full FY 2018 budget proposal:

May 18, 2017

Larsen Takes Aim at Proposal to Privatize U.S. Air Traffic Controllers, Calls for Focus on Bipartisan Agreement in FAA Reauthorization Talks

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.—In a hearing of the House Committee on Transportation, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, took aim at glaring inconsistencies in a Republican proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and called for focus on bipartisan agreement in the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization.

May 10, 2017

Larsen Reiterates Call For Independent Commission to Investigate Trump Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee, is reiterating his call for an independent commission to investigate ties between the Russian government and President Trump.