Press Releases

Dec 2, 2016

Larsen, LoBiondo & DeFazio: Norwegian Air International Decision is a “slap in the face to American workers”

Issues: Fighting for Workers, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), and Peter DeFazio (OR-4) today released the following statement after the Department of Transportation announced it has awarded Norwegian Air International (NAI) an air carrier permit to operate in the United States.

Dec 2, 2016

House-Passed Defense Policy Bill Includes Larsen Plans to Increase Access to Food Assistance, Fix TRICARE Loophole & Preserve Protections for LGBTQ Contractors

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House voted 354–34 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 – legislation shaped by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) to include important priorities for Northwest Washington...

Dec 1, 2016

Larsen Wins Major Victory for Washington Communities in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After urging from Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the House has voted 392-26 to approve $1 billion to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act.

Nov 29, 2016

Navy Awards Larsen Highest Civilian Honor

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases, Veterans

WASHINGTON D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has been awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Navy’s highest civilian honor for courageous or heroic acts, or outstanding service of benefit to the Navy or Marine Corps.

Nov 21, 2016

Reproductive Healthcare for Veterans: Larsen Urges Swift Implementation of In Vitro Fertilization Benefit

WASHINGTON, DC–-Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today led a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald urging swift adoption of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for veterans who suffer from infertility due to service-connected injuries – a new benefit made available thanks to legislation Larsen helped pass in September.

Nov 17, 2016

Larsen Blasts "No U.S. Financing for Iran Act" as Job Destroyer

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting against H.R. 5711...

Nov 16, 2016

Larsen, House Democrats Ask President-Elect Trump to Reverse Bannon Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has joined 168 members of the U.S. House in asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist.

Nov 15, 2016

Following Congressional Watchdog Report, Larsen Raises Concerns With Proposal to Privatize Nation’s Air Traffic Control System

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), today raised major concerns with the security, safety, and implementation issues facing a Republican proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.

Oct 29, 2016

Larsen Statement on Drinking Water Testing at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the Navy’s announcement that it will begin voluntarily testing drinking water at and around Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville for perfluoroalkyl chemicals, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement:

Oct 26, 2016

Larsen Invites Constituents to Attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting his constituents to apply for tickets to attend the 2017 Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.