Read our 2018 Report Card for Larsen.
Larsen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Larsen has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Rick Larsen sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Larsen was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5957 (114th): Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016
- H.R. 6184 (111th): To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to extend and modify the program allowing the Secretary of the Army to accept and expend funds contributed ...
- H.R. 4165 (111th): To extend through December 31, 2010, the authority of the Secretary of the Army to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal public entities to expedite the ...
- H.R. 3910 (111th): Longline Catcher Processor Subsector Single Fishery Cooperative Act
- H.R. 886 (110th): Wild Sky Wilderness Act of 2007
- H.R. 1937 (107th): Pacific Northwest Feasibility Studies Act of 2002
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Larsen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Labor and Employment (15%) Taxation (12%) Native Americans (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)
Some of Larsen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 673: Expressing appreciation during “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month” to all providers working tirelessly ...
- H.Res. 626: Recognizing the 160th anniversary of the peaceful resolution of the Pig War crisis.
- H.R. 4524: Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2019
- H.R. 2961: Samish Indian Nation Land Reaffirmation Act
- H.R. 1791: Children of Fallen Servicemembers AMT Relief Act of 2019
- H.R. 1197: Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2019
- H.R. 955: Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2019
From Jan 2001 to Nov 2019, Larsen missed 283 of 12,923 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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