Press Releases

Mar 30, 2017

Larsen Appointed to Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced his appointment by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group – an organization which aims to promote dialogue between U.S. Congress and Canada’s Parliament.

Mar 28, 2017

Larsen Fights to Save Consumer Protections for Internet Privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement on S.J. Res 34, a bill that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule requiring internet service providers to receive an “opt-in” before they share or sell customers’ personal data online.

Mar 24, 2017

Larsen Statement on Trumpcare

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after Trumpcare, the GOP health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, failed to achieve enough support and was pulled from the floor.

Mar 22, 2017

Larsen, Murray Renew Push to Expand Access to Reproductive Services for Injured Servicemembers, Veterans, and Their Families

Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced bills in the House and Senate to permanently allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer reproductive services to veterans with service-connected injuries, repealing a decades-old ban.

Mar 22, 2017

Larsen Statement on Third Anniversary of the Oso Mudslide

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of the third anniversary of the Oso mudslide, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement:

Mar 20, 2017

Larsen, Colleagues, Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), Susan Brooks (IN-05) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01).

Mar 16, 2017

Transportation & Environment Projects in the Pacific Northwest In Jeopardy Under Trump Budget

Issues: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Key Pacific Northwest transportation and environmental projects are in jeopardy under President Trump’s proposed budget – including Sound Transit’s plans to provide light rail service to Lynnwood and Federal Way.

Mar 16, 2017

Washington State Insurance Commissioner & Larsen Discuss Trumpcare in House Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler today discussed the impacts of Trumpcare, the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, on Washington state during a hearing organized by House Democrats.

Mar 16, 2017

Larsen, DeFazio Highlight Negative Consequences for U.S. Aviation System Under President’s Budget Proposal

Issues: Fighting for Workers, Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today highlighted the negative consequences for the U.S. aviation system under President Trump’s proposed budget. Key provisions of the President’s budget include moving oversight of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system from the Federal Aviation Administration to “an independent, non-governmental organization” and eliminating funding for the Essential Air Service program, which provides commercial air service in small and rural communities across the country.

Mar 15, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report: 24 Million Fewer Americans Would Have Health Insurance Under Trumpcare

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