Rick (Rick) Larsen (D-02)

US Representative Rick Larsen

Rick (Rick) Larsen (D-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.2605
FAX: 202.225.4420
District: 425.252.3188
Representative
Room 2163 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4702
2930 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-4070
Residence:Lake Stevens, WA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Singapore Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Norway
Co-ChairElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
Co-ChairFriends of New Zealand Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
ChairmanU.S.-China Working Group
Co-ChairJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
Co-ChairCongressional Estuary Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
FC MemberPotato Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Croatian Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Oceans Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
Co-ChairUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)

Bio

Rick represents Washington state's Second Congressional District, which includes portions of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties and all of Island and San Juan counties. Rick serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. These committees enable Rick to focus on creating jobs and opportunity to meet the local needs of Northwest Washington. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rick is committed to investing in transportation to drive job growth and keep the economy moving. Rick will continue to fight for strong investments in roads, bridges, highways and transit to build a foundation for future economic growth. Rail safety is another priority issue for Rick, and he has worked hard to push for better safety standards for crude oil traveling by rail. Rick is the Chair, the most senior Democratic member, of the Aviation Subcommittee. The work of the Subcommittee is critical to jobs and the economy in Washington state and the Second District. He says, "the Pacific Northwest is the aerospace capital of the world, and I will work hard to make sure the United States invests in our aviation future. Aviation means jobs in Northwest Washington. Anything I can do to support the growth and safety of air travel will bring good jobs to our communities." The Second District is home to Naval Station Everett and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, which are vital to the region's economy and national security. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rick works hard to support these military bases. He is pushing to make sure our men and women in uniform get the pay and benefits they have earned and the equipment they need to keep our country safe. Rick is also focused on ensuring that veterans have access to the resources and health care they need to help them be successful in civilian life. Rick worked hard with local veterans to open a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Mount Vernon to make health care and services more accessible for veterans in the Second District. Northwest Washington is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, and Rick is committed to protecting our natural resources for recreation and tourism, a major economic driver. He has led efforts to preserve public lands, restore critical salmon habitat, and combat climate change through investments in clean energy. Rick is the co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group, which educates Members of Congress about U.S.-China issues through meetings and briefings with academic, business and political leaders from the U.S. and China. China is the largest and most rapidly growing export market for Washington state. Forty percent of all jobs in Washington state are tied to trade, and from 2000 to 2009, Washington state exports to China grew by 379 percent. Rick has visited China nine times. Rick also co-founded the Congressional Arctic Working Group, a bipartisan group to help bring more focus to U.S. policy issues related to the Arctic. Rick is a leader on this issue because he recognizes that other countries are rapidly building their capacity to traverse icy Arctic waters with commercial, research and tourism vessels. As the U.S. prepares to take the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, Rick is committed to making sure our country lives up to its environmental, economic and strategic commitments as an Arctic nation. The Larsen family has been building a legacy in the Second Congressional District for more than a century. Rick and his wife, Tiia, are the proud parents of two sons, Robert and Per (pronounced "Pair"), who represent the fifth generation of Larsens in the district.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Tiia Karlen   DOB: 6/15/1965
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