Press Releases

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.

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.

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