Press Releases

Ranking Member Larsen Celebrates New Safer Streets Grant Opportunities from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

March 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement for the next round of Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants. This funding helps communities implement initiatives that prevent roadway fatalities and injuries. "We are building a cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible transportation system in America, and today's news that $1 billion in Safe Streets grants will be made available is a shot … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Cohen Statements from FAA Reauthorization Hearing on New Entrants

March 30, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Steve Cohen (D-TN), during today’s hearing titled, “FAA Reauthorization: Harnessing the Evolution of Flight to Deliver for the American People.” Video of Larsen’s and Cohen’s opening statements can be found here and here. More … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on Supply Chain Issues

March 28, 2023

  Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Maritime Transportation Supply Chain Issues.” Video of Larsen’s and Carbajal’s opening statements are here and here. More information on … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Ranking Member Larsen Opposes “Polluters Over People Act” on House Floor

March 28, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano and other members of the Committee spoke in opposition to the Polluters Over People Act during debate on the House floor. Members criticized the bill for enriching oil and gas corporations at the expense of clean air and water in communities across the country. To view the video, … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Norton Statements from Hearing on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation

March 28, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) during today’s hearing titled, “Reviewing the Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.” Video of Larsen and Norton’s opening statements … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Carbajal Statements from Hearing on the FY 2024 Federal Maritime Transportation Budget

March 23, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Salud Carbajal (D-CA) during today’s hearing titled, “Review of Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for Federal Maritime Transportation Programs, and Implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022.” Video of … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Cohen Statements from FAA Reauthorization Hearing on Passenger Experience

March 23, 2023

Washington, D.C. — The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Steve Cohen (D-TN), during today’s hearing titled, “FAA Reauthorization: Navigating the Comprehensive Passenger Experience.” Video of Larsen’s and Cohen’s opening statements can be … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on the Introduction of the Deluzio-LaLota Rail Safety Legislation

March 21, 2023

Washington, D.C. -Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after Representatives Chris Deluzio (D-PA) and Nick LaLota (R-NY) introduced the Railway Safety Act of 2023. "I applaud Representatives Deluzio and LaLota, who introduced a bipartisan bill today to ensure that communities like East Palestine are not the ones on the hook for the costs of train derailments," Ranking Member Larsen said. … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Celebrates SMART Awards from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

March 20, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the recent announcement of Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Awards for fiscal year 2022, which will invest in projects around the country that make transportation systems safer and more efficient. "These SMART awards highlight the transformative nature of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-it puts historic funding behind … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on the Introduction of the Sykes-Johnson Rail Safety Legislation

March 17, 2023

Everett, WA-Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after Representatives Emilia Sykes and Bill Johnson introduced the RAIL Act of 2023. "The public should not be forced to bear the costs of train derailments," Ranking Member Larsen said. "I applaud the leadership of Representatives Emilia Sykes and Bill Johnson who have worked tirelessly on bipartisan safety improvements so that the tragic situation … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Infrastructure Law Funding for EV Charging Infrastructure

March 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the Federal Highway Administration announcement of $400 million for the Charging Fuel Infrastructure (CFI) program, which will be awarded on a competitive basis. "Today's notice of funding will help communities build charging and fueling infrastructure to pave the way for a cleaner and greener future," Ranking Member Larsen said. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Budget

March 09, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden shared his budget proposal for fiscal year 2024."President Biden's proposed budget builds on investments from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to modernize our infrastructure and improve quality of life, create jobs and make us more competitive globally," Ranking Member Larsen said. "The Biden budget … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Cohen Statements from FAA Reauthorization Hearing on General Aviation

March 09, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Steve Cohen (D-TN), during today's hearing titled, "FAA Reauthorization: Securing the Future of General Aviation." Video of Larsen's and Cohen's opening statement can be found here and here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Ranking Member Larsen: … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds $1 Billion in Pipeline Safety Funding Included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

March 08, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Following the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee hearing on pipeline safety, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement applauding investments made under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed in 2021 and their importance as we prepare to reauthorize pipeline safety programs. "Today the Subcommittee discussed many ways we can improve the safety of pipelines through a … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Payne, Jr. Statements from Hearing on Pipeline Safety

March 08, 2023

Washington, D.C. - The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), during today's hearing, titled, "Pipeline Safety: Reviewing Implementation of the PIPES Act of 2020 and Examining Future Safety Needs." Video of Larsen's and Payne, Jr.'s opening statements can be found … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on Commandant Linda Fagan’s State of the Coast Guard Address

March 07, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, delivered her State of the Coast Guard address. "Tonight, Commandant Fagan illustrated how the U.S. Coast Guard will prepare for and combat climate change, root out sexual violence and recruit and retain a strong workforce to meet the challenges of the future," Ranking … Continue Reading


“House Democrats Stand for Clean Water”—T&I Members Respond to Republican’s CRA

March 03, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano and fifteen other Democratic Committee Members submitted dissenting views in opposition to the Congressional Review Act on the Waters of the United States. "House Democrats stand for clean water," the members wrote. "…House Democrats also stand for comprehensive rules that … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Celebrates Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Reconnect Communities

February 28, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of $185 million in awards through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. This funding will support communities across the country in building and planning infrastructure that creates access to opportunities and reconnects people and families. "The Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program will empower forty-five American cities to change how their … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement on Secretary Buttigieg Visit to Ohio Derailment Site

February 22, 2023

Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a trip to East Palestine, Ohio. "Secretary Buttigieg's upcoming trip to the site of the Ohio derailment will go a long way in ensuring the people of East Palestine and the surrounding communities know their leaders are doing everything possible to make the situation right," Ranking Member … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen and Payne Jr. and Vice Ranking Member Foushee Statement on Department of Transportation Rail Safety

February 21, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Valerie Foushee (D-NC) praised the Biden Administration after the Department of Transportation released their Rail Safety Action Plan, a three-pronged approach to improving the … Continue Reading