Press Releases

May 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S.-China Working Group Co-Chairs Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18) met with Deputy to the People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region BAIMAWANGDUI last week to discuss the future of the region, assistance to the region, energy development and human rights.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

Contact: Amanda Munger (202) 225-2605


WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today issued the below statement in response to the president’s announcement of $60 billion in tariffs against China:

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release
Brookings Institution, Mach 7, 2018

Thanks Bruce, and thanks for the opportunity to be here at Brookings. Good morning everyone. It is an honor to be here. I want to thank Brookings for the invitation to be keynote today. I appreciate the opportunity.


Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today released the following statement after an international tribunal’s landmark decision which concluded that China’s claim over waters in the South China Sea has no legal basis.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Action takes aim at Chinese export duties which disadvantage U.S. aerospace industry

Feb 22, 2016 Press Release

PEORIA, IL—Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that he will now serve as co-chair of the U.S.-China Working Group (USCWG) alongside of Congressmen Rick Larsen (WA-2).  Founded in 2005 and composed of members of Congress, this bi-partisan group seeks to build and strengthen diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China.

Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today praised the joint announcement from President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand the efforts of both countries to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Larsen has pointed to the two countries’ joint efforts to combat climate change as a critical precursor to a successful U.N. climate agreement in Paris in December.

Nov 20, 2014 Press Release

APEC Summit Advanced Agreements Between U.S. and China to Reduce Trade and Travel Barriers