Press Releases

Jun 13, 2019

Reps. Larsen and Schrier Fire Equipment Amendment to be Considered by House for National Defense Authorization Act

Issues: Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, DC – As Washington State’s fire season begins, Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) is proud that her amendment on the fair transfer of firefighting equipment passed out of Committee today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Rep. Schrier partnered with Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) on the amendment.

Jun 11, 2019

Larsen Votes to Hold Attorney General and Former White House Counsel in Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement after voting to hold Attorney General Barr and former White House Counsel McGahn in contempt of Congress. The resolution also authorizes House Committees that have issued subpoenas as part of their oversight and investigation responsibilities to seek civil enforcement on those subpoenas to get important evidence.

Jun 11, 2019

Larsen Helps Shape Defense Bill to Support Washington’s Second District

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), helped shape the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support servicemembers and military communities in Washington’s Second District. This Wednesday, HASC will debate and amend the NDAA.

Jun 7, 2019

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Seek Answers About Delayed Notice of Defective Angle-of-Attack Alert on 737 MAX

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, DC – Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent letters to Boeing, United Technologies Corp. (UTC), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting a timeline and supporting documents related to when they became aware that the Angle of Attack (AOA) Disagree alert on some Boeing 737 MAX planes was defective, as well as when airlines were notified about this defect.

Jun 4, 2019

Larsen to Washington’s Immigrants: I Stand with You

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued a statement today after voting for legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States, including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Jun 4, 2019

House Passes Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides

Issues: Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement after the House passed legislation to protect communities from future landslides.

Jun 3, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on Trump’s Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Derek Kilmer, NDC Vice-Chair for Policy Suzan DelBene, and New Democrat Coalition Trade Task Force Co-Chairs Ron Kind, Rick Larsen, Greg Meeks, and Lizzie Fletcher released a statement in response to President Trump’s threat to impose a blanket tariff on all Mexican imports:

May 24, 2019

Larsen Votes to Repeal Tax Increase on Tribal Children

Issues: Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement following passage of the SECURE Act, which repeals a provision of the 2017 Republican tax law that increased the tax rate on tribal children who receive payments from tribal governments.

May 23, 2019

Larsen: Administration Must Answer Questions about Iran Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter today to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan asking for answers about the present U.S. policy regarding Iran.

May 23, 2019

Larsen Bill to Protect Children of Servicemembers Who Have Died Passes House

Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced with Rep. John Carter (TX -31) to protect survivor benefits for children of servicemembers who have died.