Press Releases

May 18, 2017

Larsen Takes Aim at Proposal to Privatize U.S. Air Traffic Controllers, Calls for Focus on Bipartisan Agreement in FAA Reauthorization Talks

Issues: Transportation

Washington, D.C.—In a hearing of the House Committee on Transportation, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, took aim at glaring inconsistencies in a Republican proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and called for focus on bipartisan agreement in the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization.

May 10, 2017

Larsen Reiterates Call For Independent Commission to Investigate Trump Ties to Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee, is reiterating his call for an independent commission to investigate ties between the Russian government and President Trump.

May 4, 2017

Larsen Blasts Trumpcare 2.0

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting against Trumpcare, the GOP health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which passed the House on a 217-213 vote.

May 3, 2017

Larsen Statement on Congressional Spending Bill

Issues: Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after voting in favor of a bipartisan congressional spending bill, which passed the House on a 309-118 vote.

May 2, 2017

At Hearing Featuring United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, Larsen Shines Spotlight on Consumer Protection

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, today helped lead a hearing examining customer service problems associated with US airlines.

May 2, 2017

Larsen Statement on Governor Mike Lowry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after reports that former Washington state Governor Mike Lowry has passed away:

Apr 27, 2017

Bipartisan Larsen Bill Aims to Protect American Aviation Jobs from Unfair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, along with Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) and Drew Ferguson (GA-03), have introduced bipartisan legislation that would preclude the Department of Transportation (DOT) from issuing a foreign air carrier permit for US operations to an airline that exploits “flags of convenience” to avoid regulations in its home country.

Apr 25, 2017

Improving US Icebreaking Fleet is Aim of Larsen Bill

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), along with Reps. Don Young (R-AK), Duncan Hunter (CA-52) and John Garamendi (CA-03) and have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize procurement of up to six new icebreakers.

Apr 18, 2017

Larsen Calls for Unity Against North Korea’s Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Upon returning from the Korean peninsula as a part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement:

Apr 11, 2017

Larsen, DeFazio Request Any DOT Findings From Review of ‘Outrageous’ United Incident

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, and Peter DeFazio (OR-04), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting any findings from the agency’s review of the April 9th incident that occurred on United Airlines Flight 3411.

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