Press Releases

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.

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.