Press Releases

Feb 27, 2019

Larsen Votes for Universal Background Checks

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted for legislation to require universal background checks.

Feb 26, 2019

Larsen Votes to Protect and Preserve Washington’s Environment

Issues: Energy & Environment, Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted to support a public lands package to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and protect 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, including the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in Washington state.

Feb 26, 2019

Larsen Votes to Terminate President Trump’s Unlawful National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today voted to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Southern border.

Feb 26, 2019

Larsen Statement on Hopes for Hanoi Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim, scheduled to take place in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27 and 28.

Feb 15, 2019

Larsen Statement on President’s Declaration of National Emergency

Issues: Immigration Reform, Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement following the president’s declaration of a national emergency.

Feb 15, 2019

Larsen, Cicilline, Davis, Young Pushing Bipartisan IMAGINE Act to Boost American Infrastructure

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON D.C.– Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Don Young (AK-At Large) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) have introduced the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act to help develop cutting-edge materials that could vastly improve infrastructure nationwide. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) has introduced the Senate version of the bill.

Feb 14, 2019

Larsen Statement on Border Security Package to Keep Government Open

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the below statement ahead of voting in support of the bipartisan, bicameral agreement to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year:

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.