Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Northwest Washington, and his family has called this region home for more than 100 years. Learn more.

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April 15, 2024 at 5:32 PM

🖊️ Add your name to urge action on the opioid epidemic

Rick Larsen for Congress CW: addiction, drug use     The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc across the Pacific Northwest and our nation, with devastating consequences for families and communities. In the past year alone, Washington state witnessed the highest percentage in…
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April 12, 2024 at 4:55 PM

100% from the AFL-CIO

Rick Larsen for Congress Growing up, my Dad’s strong union made a tangible difference in our household.     I am pleased to share with you that the AFL-CIO gave me a 100% rating for standing with working people in 2023. This rating is based on the votes we take in a given…
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April 10, 2024 at 5:01 PM

That is billion, with a B.

Rick Larsen for Congress There are nearly three billion fewer birds than there were two generations ago.     If someone asked me to describe this new law I am proposing, you could reasonably answer: this one is absolutely for the birds. It is called The Migratory Birds of …
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April 8, 2024 at 4:44 PM

Updates coming to military housing in Snohomish County

Rick Larsen for Congress 88 new units for military personnel and their families     I worked with my colleagues in Congress to pass a series of spending bills, including a crucial allocation of $19 million for military housing in Snohomish County's Navy Support Complex at …
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April 5, 2024 at 5:31 PM

Update: Supreme Court Threatens Reproductive Freedom

Rick Larsen for Congress Protecting reproductive rights demands immediate action and solidarity     Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine — a case that threatens our ability to make med…
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April 4, 2024 at 5:46 PM

About those earmarks

Rick Larsen for Congress This is the job you sent me to get done     I have a budget update for you from Washington D.C. And it starts with a word that often gets a bad reputation. Earmarks. I have heard it before: our government is simply spending too much. I agree that w…
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March 30, 2024 at 5:35 PM

Always have been. Always will be.

Rick Larsen for Congress Open eyes on a big question for 2024     I often hear from my friends and neighbors that Congress is broken and not focused on the work of the people. I understand that frustration. I can assure you that despite all the chaos you hear about I am fo…
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March 28, 2024 at 10:21 PM

Their big plan:

Rick Larsen for Congress Republicans? They are planning to raise the retirement age and take away your hard-earned benefits.     You have heard me talk about the bipartisan infrastructure law quite a bit. And for a good reason: good governments get things done for the peop…
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March 27, 2024 at 9:33 PM

The Republican budget plan was just announced

Rick Larsen for Congress Squeezing American families until they turn blue     Congressional Republicans just released a big budget proposal. I am wholly opposed to it. Here is why: On Social Security. Instead of having America's wealthiest pay their fair share in taxes, t…
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March 24, 2024 at 7:22 PM

Fwd: The future of IVF.

Rick Larsen for Congress This treatment is a beacon of hope for millions grappling with infertility.     Friends — did you catch this message from Rick? IVF is still under attack by the chaos caucus and members of the U.S. Senate are now blocking legislation that would prot…
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March 23, 2024 at 7:07 PM

45 million Americans could lose their health insurance

Rick Larsen for Congress The ACA has hit record enrollment — so why does the Chaos Caucus want to undermine their constituents’ care?     This weekend marks the anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Fourteen years later, the ACA continues to save liv…
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March 22, 2024 at 8:30 PM

I will not let hate go unanswered — especially from members of Congress

Rick Larsen for Congress CW: Sexual Misconduct / LGBTQIA+ Hate     This month, I participated in a hearing on combatting and addressing sexual assault within the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. I wrote to you about this issue back in September, sharing that I was cosponsoring a new piece…
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March 20, 2024 at 10:45 PM

That is a lot of zeros!

Rick Larsen for Congress     I want to share some of the latest data and findings from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Discretionary Grants with you. As of last month, our district has received $146,158,615 to revitalize our community. That is a lot of money. It also m…
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March 14, 2024 at 4:26 PM

The gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis

Rick Larsen for Congress CW: gun violence     I am grateful to share my latest endorsement with you: the Newtown Action Alliance. The Newtown Action Alliance, established by residents of Newtown following the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, aims to c…
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March 12, 2024 at 10:28 PM

Dollars and sense

Rick Larsen for Congress Equal pay should not be revolutionary.     Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that serves as a reminder of the persistent gender pay gap in the United States. March 12, represents how far into the following year the average woman would need to work to e…
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March 11, 2024 at 8:55 PM

The future of IVF

Rick Larsen for Congress This treatment is a beacon of hope for millions grappling with infertility.     As you might recall, I reached out last year to share that I have been working with fellow lawmakers to expand services for veterans. The proposed Veteran Families Heal…
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March 8, 2024 at 12:38 AM

Watching live or catching the highlight reel?

Rick Larsen for Congress The State of the Union is more than just a speech     As we gear up for the State of the Union address tonight, it is important to remember why this event matters. The State of the Union is more than just a speech; it is a chance for the President …
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March 6, 2024 at 6:35 PM

What Rick told ARC Seattle

Rick Larsen for Congress “I’m not interested in show trials or circuses”     Did you catch Rick's appearance on KOMO's Arc Seattle? Rick joined the anchors to discuss critical issues including: Our Southern border with Mexico, the unique impact our relationships with Mexi…
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March 5, 2024 at 10:58 PM

🗳️ Reminder: check your registration.

Rick Larsen for Congress     Today is “Super Tuesday,” a day when voters in 16 states and one territory will participate in the biggest primary Election Day of the 2024 cycle. With millions of Americans heading to the polls or dropping off their ballots as we speak, this …
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March 1, 2024 at 6:34 PM

That is a lot of zeros

Rick Larsen for Congress     I want to share some of the latest data and findings from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Discretionary Grants with you. As of the middle of this month, our district has received $146,158,615 to revitalize our community. That is a lot of mo…
  Team Rick · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 6:26 PM

a quirk of the calendar

Rick Larsen for Congress 2/29/24     Today is not merely a quirk of the calendar but an extra opportunity to get the resources we need to keep Rick in Congress and help him continue his work of bringing vital services to our community. Rick's advocacy for us through the Bi…
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February 23, 2024 at 9:58 PM

🔌 78 new electric vehicle charging ports near you

Rick Larsen for Congress the largest public EV charging center in the country     The Department of Transportation recently awarded Mount Vernon a $12.5 million grant to install 78 electric vehicle charging ports downtown at the Mount Vernon Library Commons — slated to be …
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February 21, 2024 at 5:34 PM

Our first endorsement for 2024: CWA

Rick Larsen for Congress Honored to receive the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America’s Pacific Northwest Labor Council.     I am excited to share with you that our campaign has received the first endorsement of the 2024 cycle — and as the son of a union po…
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February 20, 2024 at 5:58 PM

From where I stand:

Rick Larsen for Congress We have options     Political pundits and initial polling data suggests that in the 2024 Election, margins will be thin and the stakes at an all-time high. Right now, our nation stands at a critical crossroads with a choice between productive, prac…
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February 16, 2024 at 10:15 PM

A revolving door

Rick Larsen for Congress Reject chaos and invest in tangible results for our country     By now, I suspect you are just as aggravated by the inaction in Congress on critical issues like climate change, reproductive health care, affordability — and a revolving door of fundi…
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February 15, 2024 at 10:27 PM

It is time to regain the momentum and save lives.

Rick Larsen for Congress Content warning: addiction, drug use     I am doing everything in my power to build momentum to combat the opioid crisis in our communities. Last week, I reached out to share my report on the opioid epidemic, and this week I want to share an op-ed …
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February 12, 2024 at 6:12 PM

You see buses? I see a generational promise kept by Democrats.

Rick Larsen for Congress Another victory for Northwest Washington.     I cannot stress just how important it is that Democrats led the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law back in 2021. Another example of how it helps Northwest Washington: earlier this month, the E…
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February 7, 2024 at 8:23 PM

The Opioid Epidemic is Devastating Northwest Washington

Rick Larsen for Congress Content warning: addiction, drug use     We need to talk about the opioid epidemic in concrete terms, but more importantly: we have to take action. Last month, I released an opioid report that analyzes the ongoing opioid epidemic in our communities…
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January 31, 2024 at 8:11 PM

January update

Rick Larsen for Congress bipartisan solutions, common sense policy, and dissolving the chaos caucus is counting on grassroots support.     The Republican party, looking to hold onto the House and take back the White House, is pulling in big bucks from people with very deep…
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January 31, 2024 at 12:52 AM

The difference between a productive, practical government and more of the same.

Rick Larsen for Congress The plan for November:     Elections have gone back-and-forth a lot this generation. Pundits suggest that the margins in 2024 are going to be thin. The difference between a productive, practical government and a very extreme one is at stake. These …
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January 26, 2024 at 5:37 PM

Their plan for 2024

Rick Larsen for Congress A generational opportunity (and challenge)     I believe this 2024 election comes down to this: Democrats in Washington D.C. get practical things done, while Republicans are the Chaos Caucus. Their attacks on your personal freedoms and our core soc…
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January 24, 2024 at 10:45 PM

🖊️ Petition: Ban Assault Weapons

Rick Larsen for Congress Thoughts and prayers can comfort, lend strength, and help heal – but they cannot prevent gun violence.     In every corner of the United States, including here at home, gun violence is a fact of life. With each tragedy we are served a stark reminde…
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January 23, 2024 at 12:26 AM

A symbol of progress and a cornerstone of reproductive freedom

Rick Larsen for Congress Today's anniversary     Today marks the anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. In 1973, the Supreme Court established the legal right to abortion. This decision marked a crucial moment in the fight for reproductive righ…
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January 18, 2024 at 9:22 PM

The human consequences of their choices

Rick Larsen for Congress They simply cannot be trusted     As the House faces another continuing resolution to keep our federal government running, this is a good chance to remind ourselves that, if things were to shut down, there would be very real human consequences. Foo…
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January 18, 2024 at 12:25 AM

The next frontier for Washington state

Rick Larsen for Congress High-speed rail: why it matters to Northwest Washington     Today, I want to share an exciting prospect for Washingtonians and people across the country: high-speed rail. As our friends across the world can verify, high-speed rail is the next front…
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January 14, 2024 at 6:45 PM

It will bend, but we will not allow it to break, friends.

Rick Larsen for Congress Jan. 6 is not a day to agonize. It is a day to remember, organize and move forward.     Did you catch my Op-ed on HeraldNet? I shared my reflections on the January 6 insurrection and what work still needs to be done to hold domestic terrorists acc…
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January 12, 2024 at 10:46 PM


Rick Larsen for Congress Not flashy? Maybe. Still *really* important.     For all our differences and disagreements, I truly believe that most of us feel in our core that good government does not leave anyone behind. That is why I want to talk to you about a big win for No…
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January 9, 2024 at 11:40 PM

The difference between running away to join the circus and being elected to Congress

Rick Larsen for Congress This is not what we mean by a big tent…     The storybook hope: running away to join the circus, or running away from one's problems, works every time. The reality: too many Washington D.C. Republicans are making a mockery of our constitution and g…
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January 2, 2024 at 6:18 PM

The Supreme Court’s announcement and what you can do:

Rick Larsen for Congress The White House is calling this an “extreme and dangerous abortion ban.”     The Supreme Court announced that they will make another major ruling on abortion rights, one that puts access to care in significant jeopardy across the country. This year…
  Rick (personal) · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 6:57 PM

Closing out 2023

Rick Larsen for Congress     Hi friends, I just want to take a moment to thank you. You are likely receiving a flurry of text messages, emails, and even phone calls as candidates work hard to earn your support ahead of our FEC fundraising deadline. Trust me, I would not be part of …
  Team Rick · [email protected]
December 29, 2023 at 7:08 PM


Rick Larsen for Congress Keep Rick in Congress and bringing tangible investments back to Washington.     Our last quarterly fundraising deadline of 2023 is around the corner — and it's the biggest deadline of the year! Why does this moment matter so much? The numbers we re…
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December 28, 2023 at 5:57 PM

Looking back on the last few months...

Rick Larsen for Congress Our democracy thrives when dedicated leaders work to create a government that truly serves the people.     As I look back on the last few months, I am incredibly disappointed in how my MAGA Republican colleagues have conducted themselves. Especiall…
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December 22, 2023 at 10:26 PM

Happy Holidays from Tiia and me

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December 20, 2023 at 9:25 PM

FWD: An absolute no-brainer

Rick Larsen for Congress     Did you catch this message from Rick? As we're reflecting on the last year and making plans for the next, the critical investments in our communities are at the forefront of the discussion. Rick's leadership has helped shepherd literally billio…
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December 18, 2023 at 7:59 PM

New pipeline safety legislation

Rick Larsen for Congress Bipartisan bill aiming to bolster pipeline safety not only in the Pacific Northwest     On June 10, 1999, a gas pipeline operated by the Olympic Pipeline Company exploded in Bellingham's Whatcom Falls Park — taking the lives of two 10-year-old boys…
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December 14, 2023 at 10:50 PM

Building bridges (literally, and figuratively)

Rick Larsen for Congress More than a few boats and a few roads     The little things make all the difference when it comes to the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Do not look wholly at the $660 billion and the vital rebuilding of America it will fund; consider inste…
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December 12, 2023 at 9:39 PM

Why they want to take away your health care

Rick Larsen for Congress All caps means he is very, very serious.     I believe health care is a right. Right now, the ACA is more popular than ever with 9 million Americans who buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. That is why I voted to reduce premiu…
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December 8, 2023 at 5:31 PM

An absolute no-brainer

Rick Larsen for Congress 2023 in Review: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill     Previously, I wrote to you about how Donald Trump fought against our bipartisan infrastructure law two years ago, threatening members of his own party if they went along with President Biden's plan…
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December 6, 2023 at 7:57 PM

Where we were in 2021 — versus now?

Rick Larsen for Congress Two years ago, something remarkable happened.     Two years after Democrats led a bipartisan coalition to pass the greatest infrastructure and public works legislation of our lifetimes, I think it is important to revisit just how much good has come…
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December 4, 2023 at 6:20 PM

Enough petty squabbles. We can be so much more:

Rick Larsen for Congress Why the next year on the campaign trail matters     There is a remarkable difference between Democratic governance and what happens when Republicans are in charge. Just think about the last month. It could not be any clearer. Here are two, polar o…