Press Releases

May 22, 2019

Washington Congressional Democrats Voice Opposition to Mining in Upper Skagit River Watershed

Issues: Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, nine members of the Washington congressional delegation, led by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voicing opposition to a proposed mine in the headwaters of the Upper Skagit River in British Columbia due to its potential impact on Washington state.

May 21, 2019

New Democrat Coalition Statement on Trump’s Tariff Announcement

Washington, DC – 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 announcing his intent to lift steel and aluminum tariffs from Canada and Mexico.

May 17, 2019

Larsen Votes to Support LGBTQ+ Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today for legislation to ensure LGBTQ+ Americans are guaranteed full protections under the law.

May 16, 2019

Larsen and Young Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Childhood Hunger

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) today introduced the Summer Meals Act – bipartisan legislation to fight childhood hunger by expanding access to summer meal programs in Washington and Alaska and across the country. The Summer Meals Act helps strengthen childhood nutrition by cutting red tape for local organizations serving summer meals and expanding the availability of meals and snacks to students outside of normal school hours.

May 15, 2019

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on the “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX”

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Chair Larsen Opening Statement at Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on the “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX”

May 14, 2019

Larsen Expectations Ahead of Initial Hearing on Boeing 737 MAX Investigation

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement ahead of the Aviation Subcommittee hearing entitled “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX.”

May 9, 2019

Larsen Votes to Protect Washingtonians with Pre-Existing Conditions

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted for legislation to reverse the administration’s efforts to weaken affordable health care coverage and undermine the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

May 8, 2019

Larsen Votes to Increase Broadband Connectivity in Washington’s Second District

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted for legislation to better coordinate federal resources aimed at increasing broadband access in the United States.

May 2, 2019

Larsen Votes to Address Threats of Climate Change

Issues: Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted for the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), legislation to prohibit using federal funds to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and to call on the administration to develop a public plan for the U.S. to meet the agreement’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. Larsen is an original cosponsor of the legislation.

Apr 26, 2019

Larsen Releases Second ‘Share Your Story’ Casework Profile

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the second in a recurring series of posts to highlight some of the people across Washington’s Second District that the office has assisted with casework.