The representative for Washington's 2nd District released a statement saying the tax bill that Democrats and Republicans agreed on "is not perfect, but it is necessary."
The bill permanently extends income tax cuts for the middle class, while letting tax cuts for the wealthy expire.
It also extends the state sales tax deduction for 2012 and 2013, allowing Washington residents to deduct the amount of sales tax they pay on their federal tax return.
The compromise bill also extends enhanced unemployment insurance benefits for one year, and extends tax credits that support families with children, low-income working people and college students.
Larsen says “congress still needs to tackle the deficit," but he continues to recommend specific government spending cuts rather than allowing sweeping across the board spending cuts.