Press Releases

Mar 29, 2019

Larsen, LaHood Return from U.S.-China Working Group Trip to China

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL), co-chairs of the U.S.-Working Group (USCWG), led a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip to China over the last week. The six-member delegation returned to Washington this week after traveling to Hong Kong, Beijing, and Hangzhou to engage with high-level Chinese and U.S. officials, as well as American businesses operating in China. Upon returning from the trip, they released the following statements.

Mar 28, 2019

Rep. Larsen Opposes President Trump’s Transgender Military Service Ban

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today to oppose the President’s ban on transgender troops in the military.

Mar 27, 2019

Rep. Larsen Votes to Ensure Women Receive Equal Pay for Equal Work

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Jobs and the Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today to ensure women are paid based on their skills and experience, not their gender.

Mar 27, 2019

Rep. Larsen Votes to Support Efforts to Combat Climate Change at U.S. Coast Guard Facilities

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today to direct the United States Coast Guard to submit a report on the vulnerabilities of Coast Guard installations and requirements from climate change over the next 20 years. Larsen voted on the bill during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Full Committee markup.

Mar 26, 2019

Rep. Larsen Votes to Overturn President Trump’s Veto of Bill to Terminate National Emergency Declaration

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) voted today to overturn the President’s veto of legislation to terminate the national emergency declaration.

Mar 26, 2019

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Urge FAA to Conduct Third-Party Review into Boeing 737-MAX

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent a letter to Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), urging the FAA to engage an independent, third-party review composed of individuals with the technical skills and expertise to objectively assess the corrective measures proposed for the 737 MAX by Boeing.

Mar 20, 2019

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Request DOT IG Investigation into FAA Certifying Boeing 737 MAX

Issues: Transportation & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent a letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Calvin L. Scovel III, requesting an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s approach to certifying the Boeing 737 MAX.

Mar 19, 2019

Larsen Statement on Military Projects at Risk for Delayed Funding Due to National Emergency Declaration

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Larsen issued the below statement on the list of military projects at risk for delayed funding due to the president's national emergency declaration.

Mar 18, 2019

Larsen Invites Constituents to Mukilteo Community Coffee

MUKILTEO, WA— Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the Congressman at a community coffee at the Boys and Girls Club in Mukilteo on Sunday, March 24.

Mar 15, 2019

Reps. Larsen & Carter Introduce Legislation to Protect Children of Fallen Servicemembers

Issues: Supporting Northwest Washington's Naval Bases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) Rep. John Carter (TX -31) introduced legislation to protect benefits for children of fallen servicemembers. The Children of Fallen Servicemembers AMT Relief Act would change tax law to count a Survivor Benefit Plan annuity paid to a minor beneficiary as earned income, so these payments do not make a child subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax.

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