Press Releases

Jan 9, 2019

Larsen Applauds Washington State Proposal Creating a Public Health Care Option

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to create a public insurance option in Washington state.

Jan 9, 2019

Larsen Letter to Navy on the Shutdown and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Comment Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Larsen sent the below letter to Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer urging the Navy to fulfill its commitment to not sign a Record of Decision on Growler operations until receiving and addressing comments from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) despite the unanticipated delay caused by the partial government shutdown.

Jan 4, 2019

Larsen Supports H.R. 1, the For The People Act

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today cosponsored H.R. 1, the For The People Act, a bill to return power back to the people.

Jan 3, 2019

Coast Guard Gives Green Light to Dakota Creek Industries after Larsen Fix Signed into Law

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

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded the findings of the U.S. Coast Guard that Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) did not knowingly violate the Jones Act in the construction of the America’s Finest, clearing the way to preserve hundreds of jobs at DCI in Anacortes.

Dec 22, 2018

Partial Government Shutdown Will Hurt Washington Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement regarding the impacts a partial government shutdown will have on Washington state communities.

Dec 21, 2018

Larsen Supports Historic Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments, Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement after voting for the First Step Act, which makes significant changes to the federal criminal justice system:

Dec 21, 2018

Larsen Calls on House Leadership to Permanently Reauthorize LWCF

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling for Congress to pass legislation to permanently authorize and allocate mandatory funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before the end of the 115th Congress.

Dec 21, 2018

Larsen Calls on President Trump to Step Up Efforts to Combat Ebola and Protect National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) sent a letter to President Trump calling for the U.S. to combat the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The outbreak is already the second worst in history with more than 500 cases, including nearly 300 deaths.

Dec 20, 2018

After Months of Championing Lynnwood Link Extension in D.C., Murray, Cantwell, Larsen, and Jayapal Cheer Final Signature on the Project; Work on Long-Awaited Project Can Now Begin

Issues: 115th Congress Accomplishments, Jobs and the Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and U.S. Representatives Rick Larsen (D, WA-2nd), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Pramila Jayapal (D, WA-7th) applauded the signing of the full funding grant agreement for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension following months of pressure from lawmakers urging U. S. Department of Transportation officials to follow Congressional direction and approve the grant.

Dec 13, 2018

Larsen Votes for Farm Bill to Address Hunger in Washington State and Support Local Farms

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement after voting for the Farm Bill, which would support Washington’s Second Congressional District:

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