Press Releases

Jul 26, 2019

Larsen Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— This afternoon, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 to end the threat of sequestration, ensure domestic priorities are adequately funded and help prevent a government shutdown.

Jul 19, 2019

Commentary: Trump’s attacks warrant his impeachment

His tweets against four House members devalue the citizenship of others, writes U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen.

Jul 18, 2019

Rep. Larsen: It is time to impeach Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) came out for impeachment of Donald Trump.

Jul 17, 2019

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on the "State of Aviation Safety"

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on the “State of Aviation Safety” As Delivered July 17, 2019

Jul 12, 2019

Larsen Votes to Support Servicemembers, Military Families and Military Communities

Issues: Energy & Environment, Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Rep. Larsen successfully secured provisions to protect U.S. national security and support women and men in the military and their families.

Jul 11, 2019

DelBene and Larsen Introduce Bill Adding Mount Vernon Federal Court to Western District of Washington

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced legislation that would add Mount Vernon as a place of holding court in the Western District of Washington, which would reduce travel distances for many Skagit, Island and Snohomish County residents who currently drive as far as Bellingham for federal court appearances.

Jul 10, 2019

Larsen Announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced the launch of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge.

Jul 10, 2019

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen, Vice Chair Davids, Ranking Member Davis, Rep. Ferguson Introduce Bipartisan Fair and Open Skies Act

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

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Sharice Davids (D-KS), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from issuing a foreign air carrier permit for U.S. operations to an airline that exploits a “flag of convenience” to avoid the regulations of its home country, or otherwise undermines labor standards.

Jul 8, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Urges Ambassador Lighthizer to Resolve Outstanding Issues

Washington, DC – Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Derek Kilmer, Vice-Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and NDC Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind, Rick Larsen, Gregory Meeks, and Lizzie Fletcher sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer urging him to continue working with NDC and the Speaker’s Working Group to resolve the outstanding issues that must be addressed for a successful, bipartisan passage of the updated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Jul 2, 2019

Committee Leaders Express Concerns over FAA Remote ID Rule Delay

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, DC – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Elaine Chao, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Daniel Elwell, and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russell Vought expressing concerns with the delay in the FAA’s issuing of a rule requiring remote identification for unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.