Press Releases

Apr 23, 2019

Larsen and Murray Applaud Full Funding of Mukilteo Research Station

Issues: Energy & Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Senator Murray today applauded full funding of the construction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Mukilteo Research Station. Larsen received a letter from the Commerce Department confirming the funding following his letters of support to NOAA and appropriators to fully fund construction of the Mukilteo Research Station.

Apr 23, 2019

Chairs DeFazio, Maloney, Reps. Garamendi, Larsen, Young Applaud Major Step Forward in Coast Guard’s Plan to Build New Polar Security Cutter

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Congressman Don Young (D-AK) applauded the U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement that it has awarded a contract for the detail design and construction of the first Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter, the first of six planned polar icebreakers. Chairs DeFazio, Maloney, Reps. Garamendi, Larsen, and Young have long championed efforts to address a substantial gap in the Coast Guard’s operational capability in the High North, citing the importance of heavy icebreakers to ensure national security, facilitate commerce, and conduct scientific research and maritime safety missions. Most recently, the members worked successfully to ensure that Congress included $655 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act to begin work on the first icebreaker, as well as $20 million to begin acquiring long lead time materials for a second icebreaker.

Apr 18, 2019

Larsen Statement on Special Counsel Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) issued the below statement on the release of the redacted Special Counsel Mueller Report.

Apr 4, 2019

Larsen Leads Efforts to Protect Tribal Children and Elders from Domestic Violence

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Tribes, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today to pass a bipartisan long-term Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization and protect tribal children and elders from domestic violence.

Apr 4, 2019

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Announce Rep. Sharice Davids Will Serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. — Today, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) will serve as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation in the 116th Congress. The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, and international issues.

Apr 3, 2019

Rep. Larsen Opposes Administration’s Efforts to Take Away People’s Health Care

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today to oppose the administration’s efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act and remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Apr 3, 2019

Congressman Larsen: NATO at 70: Strategic advantages of NATO at home and abroad

Congressman Larsen published the below Op-Ed in The Hill on the strategic advantages of NATO at home and abroad.

Apr 3, 2019

Chairs DeFazio and Larsen Applaud FAA Announcement Ordering a Third-Party Review into Boeing 737 MAX

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today that it will establish a Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) as part of its certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statements:

Apr 2, 2019

As Part of Investigation into Boeing 737 MAX Certification Process, Committee Sends Records Requests to FAA, Boeing

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, DC- Today, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure sent letters to both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing to request records related to the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The records and responses will help further the Committee’s investigation.

Apr 1, 2019

Larsen Invites Constituents to Friday Harbor Community Coffee

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA— Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the Congressman at a community coffee at The Bean Cafe in Friday Harbor on Saturday, April 6.

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