Press Releases

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


Ranking Members Larsen, Payne Jr., Foushee Applaud Paid Sick Leave for Rail Workers

February 08, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Ranking Member Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Vice Ranking Member Valerie Foushee (D-NC) applauded CSX, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen for their announcement that they have reached agreements to provide an estimated … Continue Reading


Ranking Members Larsen, Napolitano Statements from Hearing on Protecting the Waters of the United States

February 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 Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) during today's hearing titled, "Stakeholder Perspectives on the Impacts of the Biden Administration's Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule." Videos of opening statements from Larsen and Napolitano can be found … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds POTUS for Focus on Infrastructure in SOTU: “Infrastructure Means Jobs”

February 07, 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's State of the Union address, during which the president hailed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for modernizing our transportation systems, addressing our infrastructure backlog and creating jobs."President Biden made it clear tonight that the state of our union is strong thanks in part to historic investments that will … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement from FAA Reauthorization Hearing on Aviation Safety

February 07, 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) during today’s hearing titled, “FAA Reauthorization: Enhancing America’s Gold Standard in Aviation Safety.” Video of Larsen’s opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here.Ranking Member Larsen:Good morning. Thank you, Chairman … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Announces T&I Democratic Vice Ranking Members:

February 01, 2023

Washington, DC- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced Vice Ranking Members for each of the six subcommittees. By design, none of these members have served more than five terms in Congress. "The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is a collaborative environment where Members from across the country bring a unique perspective on the investments needed for Americans to enjoy cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Announces T&I Subcommittee Ranking Members:

February 01, 2023

Washington, DC- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced the Ranking Members for each of the six subcommittees. "The Democratic Ranking Members of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee are a diverse, talented group ready to tackle problems and find solutions on behalf of the American people," Ranking Member Larsen said. "I am looking forward to getting started on our work with this group of dedicated and knowledgeable … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds Safer Streets Grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

February 01, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of $800 million for Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants to 510 communities throughout the country. "We are building a cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible transportation system in America, and these Safe Streets grants are a key part of that," Ranking Member Rick Larsen said. "Traffic fatalities hit a sixteen-year high in 2021, and the … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Statement from Hearing on the State of Transportation

February 01, 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) during today’s hearing titled, “The State of Transportation Infrastructure and Supply Chain Challenges.” Video of Larsen’s opening statement is here. More information on the hearing can be found here.Ranking Member Larsen:Thank you, Chairman Graves, for holding … Continue Reading


Graves, Larsen Announce T&I Subcommittee Rosters for the 118th Congress

January 31, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) announced the full rosters for each of the Committee's six subcommittees today. The six Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittees include: Aviation; Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management; Highways and Transit; Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and Water Resources and … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Celebrates Mega Grant Projects from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

January 31, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the announcement of National Infrastructure Project Assistance program (Mega) grants that will support investments in large infrastructure projects with national or regional impact. "Historic Mega grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will allow big projects to come to fruition with even bigger benefits for the communities and regions they serve," Ranking … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen, Representatives Napolitano and Peltola Praise Biden Administration Move to Protect Bristol Bay

January 31, 2023

Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. Mary Peltola (D-AK) praised the Biden Administration after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its issuance of a Final Determination under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay from harmful development."Bristol Bay, the world's largest salmon fishery and an iconic part of America's natural splendor, was always a … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds 2023 Transit Investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

January 27, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) issued the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published their full-year FY2023 funding tables. This funding largely comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which was passed last Congress. This funding will be distributed to states and communities in the coming weeks, and additional amounts will be awarded on a competitive basis throughout the … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Welcomes Democratic T&I Committee Members for the 118th Congress

January 27, 2023

Washington, DC- Today, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) welcomed Democratic Members to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The House Democratic Caucus affirmed the House Democratic Steering Committee's recommendations for the members to serve on the committee for the 118th Congress. "The American people need infrastructure that generates jobs and opportunities, creates cleaner, greener, safer and more accessible … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen Applauds House Passage of T&I Bills to Reform NOTAM System, Revoke SEC’s Leasing Authority

January 25, 2023

Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed four bills within the jurisdiction of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with bipartisan support. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) applauded the passage of the NOTAM Improvement Act. "The traveling public should be able to reach their destinations without system outages derailing their flight due to outdated technology," … Continue Reading


Ranking Member Larsen’s Statement on the Impact of GOP Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship on our Transportation System

January 23, 2023

Everett, WA - Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) released the following statement after the Treasury Department announced it will need to take "extraordinary measures" to prevent the U.S. from defaulting on its debt obligations. "While Republicans play chicken with the economy, Democrats are focused on implementing the infrastructure law that is creating jobs, boosting local economies and making America more globally … Continue Reading