Press Releases

Feb 15, 2017

Larsen-Led Bill Aims to Boost Young Americans’ Access to U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has introduced legislation to help students access good-paying American manufacturing jobs by creating partnerships between high schools, community colleges, and state apprenticeships.

Feb 15, 2017

Aerospace Manufacturing, Certification Reform Take Center Stage at First of Five Hearings on FAA Reauthorization

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Aviation titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: State of American Aviation Manufacturing,” newly re-appointed Ranking Member Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today highlighted the need to reform aircraft certification as part of the forthcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization.

Feb 14, 2017

Larsen Statement on National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Resignation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned:

Feb 7, 2017

Washington Cities Could Benefit from More Federal Transportation Funding Under Larsen Bill

Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Many cities in the Pacific Northwest could benefit from more federal transportation funding under legislation introduced by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02).

Feb 2, 2017

Larsen Calls on Congress To End Orca Captivity Once and For All

Issues: Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is once again cosponsoring the Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act, a bill that aims to end the captivity of orca whales once and for all.

Feb 1, 2017

Following ‘Holy Crap’ Moment, Larsen Introduces Legislation to Counter President Trump’s Politicization of the National Security Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After what he described as a “holy crap” moment, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, is introducing legislation to counter President Trump’s politicization of the National Security Council – the chief body responsible for advising the president on matters of national security.

Jan 28, 2017

Larsen on Trump Executive Order: Scapegoating Refugees Fleeing War, Terrorism and Persecution is ‘as low as it gets’

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s executive order which bars citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days, indefinitely bans refugees from Syria and suspends admission of all other refugees for 120 days.

Jan 26, 2017

Larsen: President Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims are a “ruse to suppress the right to vote”

Issues: Equality & Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is calling on top election officials to put to bed President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential election.

Jan 26, 2017

Trump Torture Comments Draw Rebuke From Larsen

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after President Trump endorsed torture in a recent interview with ABC News:

Jan 24, 2017

‘More than 3.2 million women and men participated in the Women’s March across the country, and this is the response?’ – Larsen

Issues: Equality & Opportunity, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to oppose H.R. 7 – a bill that would tighten restrictions on women’s access to reproductive healthcare.

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