Press Releases

Feb 13, 2019

Larsen Introduces Legislation to Boost Access to STEM Job Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today introduced legislation to help high school students access in-demand jobs related to growing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries by creating a pathway through community college and into an in-demand apprenticeship.

Feb 13, 2019

Subcommittee on Aviation Chair Larsen Statement at Hearing "Putting U.S. Aviation at Risk: The Impacts of The Shutdown"

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

Rep. Larsen's opening statement at the Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled "Putting U.S. Aviation at Risk: The Impacts of The Shutdown"

Feb 12, 2019

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Reflect on 10 Year Anniversary of Fatal Colgan Air Flight 3407 Crash

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, DC- Today, Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) shared comments in remembrance of the fatal Colgan Air crash that took 50 lives.

Feb 8, 2019

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Introduce Legislation to Protect U.S. Aviation System, FAA During Future Shutdowns

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

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) introduced legislation that would protect Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and personnel, and the U.S. aviation industry as a whole, from future shutdowns of the Federal Government.

Feb 5, 2019

Larsen Statement on Hopes for State of the Union Address

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

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s State of the Union address:

Feb 4, 2019

Larsen Introduces Legislation to Support Injured Veterans Who Want to Start Families

Issues: Veterans, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation today to support disabled veterans who want to start families but are unable due to a 1992 law banning the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from funding in vitro fertilization (IVF) services. Senator Murray today introduced the companion bill in the Senate.

Feb 4, 2019

ICYMI: Larsen Joins Brookings Dollar & Sense Podcast to Discuss Trade

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) sat down with Brookings Senior Fellow David Dollar for an episode of Dollar & Sense, the Brookings Trade Podcast to discuss a wide variety of trade issues including the U.S.-China trade relationship, Japan and the renegotiated NAFTA agreement.

Feb 1, 2019

Larsen Named as Co-Chair of New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Larsen was named as co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force.

Jan 30, 2019

Larsen Leads HASC Members in Calling for Resumption of Military Exercises with South Korea

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan calling on DoD to work with South Korea to resume bilateral exercises with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.

Jan 29, 2019

Larsen Invites Constituents to Town Talk in Anacortes on Restoring Government Accountability

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

ANACORTES, WA—Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to join the Congressman at a Town Talk in Anacortes on February 2 to discuss restoring government accountability.

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