Press Releases

Feb 27, 2017

League of Conservation Voters Gives Larsen Top Marks For Environmental Advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The League of Conservation Voters has released its 2016 National Environmental Scorecard and Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) earned the highest possible rating of 100%.

Feb 24, 2017

Larsen Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Federal Protections for Transgender Children

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance requiring schools to protect transgender students by ensuring they can use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity:

Feb 22, 2017

Under Larsen-Messer Bill, Veterans Could Use Post 9/11 GI Benefits to Cover Higher Education Application Fees

Issues: Education, Equality & Opportunity, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Republican Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) are working to reduce the financial burden on veterans seeking higher education by making application fees eligible under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Feb 17, 2017

Larsen Calls on Congress, FBI to Investigate Trump Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee, is calling for a full investigation into ties between the Russian government and President Trump and demanding the Department of Justice release any information related to Trump’s financial conflicts of interest or emoluments clause violations.

Feb 15, 2017

Larsen-Led Bill Aims to Boost Young Americans’ Access to U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has introduced legislation to help students access good-paying American manufacturing jobs by creating partnerships between high schools, community colleges, and state apprenticeships.

Feb 15, 2017

Aerospace Manufacturing, Certification Reform Take Center Stage at First of Five Hearings on FAA Reauthorization

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Aviation titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: State of American Aviation Manufacturing,” newly re-appointed Ranking Member Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today highlighted the need to reform aircraft certification as part of the forthcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization.

Feb 14, 2017

Larsen Statement on National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Resignation

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases, Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned:

Feb 7, 2017

Washington Cities Could Benefit from More Federal Transportation Funding Under Larsen Bill

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many cities in the Pacific Northwest could benefit from more federal transportation funding under legislation introduced by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02).

Feb 2, 2017

Larsen Calls on Congress To End Orca Captivity Once and For All

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is once again cosponsoring the Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act, a bill that aims to end the captivity of orca whales once and for all.

Feb 1, 2017

Following ‘Holy Crap’ Moment, Larsen Introduces Legislation to Counter President Trump’s Politicization of the National Security Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After what he described as a “holy crap” moment, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, is introducing legislation to counter President Trump’s politicization of the National Security Council – the chief body responsible for advising the president on matters of national security.