Larsen is the representative for Washington’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2001. Larsen is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to May 7, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Rick Larsen sits on the following committees:
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:
Transportation and Public Works (30%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Labor and Employment (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Native Americans (7%) Education (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Larsen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2734: To improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the ...
- H.R. 1059: America Votes Act of 2021
- H.R. 884: National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2021
- H.R. 553: Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2021
- H.Res. 1226 (116th): Expressing support for the designation of November 16-22, 2020, as “National Drone ...
- H.R. 8712 (116th): National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act of 2020
- H.R. 8403 (116th): Human Factors Improvements to the Aircraft Certification Act
From Jan 2001 to Apr 2021, Larsen missed 289 of 13,394 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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