Press Releases

Oct 25, 2017

Larsen Statement on Trump Administration’s Drone Pilot Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, issued the following statement today regarding the administration’s announcement of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program.

Oct 24, 2017

House Passes Larsen, Rice, Donovan, Reichert Bill to Reauthorize Expedited Business Travel Program for Pacific Rim Countries

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives last night passed S. 504, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017, which is identical to bipartisan legislation introduced in the House this year by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Dan Donovan (NY-11), and Dave Reichert (WA-08). The legislation permanently reauthorizes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) program, which provides access to fast-track immigration lanes at airports for travelers who conduct verified business in the APEC region.

Oct 23, 2017

Larsen Wraps Up Six Veterans Forums

Issues: Veterans

OAK HARBOR, WA—On Saturday, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) wrapped up his sixth Veterans Forum of October – events he has held in San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties.

Oct 12, 2017

Larsen Statement on Dan O'Neal

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today marked the passing of Dan O’Neal, a key figure at The Greenbrier Companies and a national leader on transportation issues.

Oct 5, 2017

Larsen Announces Opposition to FY18 Budget

Issues: Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today announced his opposition to H.Con.Res. 71, the FY 2018 House Republican budget resolution.

Oct 3, 2017

Larsen Calls on Congress to Save Lives, Prevent Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement urging Congress to take action on legislation to prevent gun violence:

Oct 3, 2017

Larsen Invites Constituents To Stanwood ‘Community Coffee’

Constituents of Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) are invited to meet with the Congressman at a “community coffee” event at Striv Coffee House in Stanwood on Saturday, October 14th.

Oct 2, 2017

In Wake of Tragedy, Larsen Asks Community to Offer Strength, Courage & Healing to Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today reacted following the mass shooting in Las Vegas:

Sep 28, 2017

Larsen, DeFazio on House Passage of a Six-Month FAA Extension

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, Peter DeFazio (OR-04), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today reacted after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term, six-month Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension.

Sep 27, 2017

Larsen Statement on Graham-Cassidy Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced that the Graham-Cassidy bill, also known as Trumpcare, does not have sufficient votes to pass the Senate before the September 30th deadline.