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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut


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February 3, 2017 Press Release

Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL)  co-chairmen of the House F-35 Caucus, released the following statement after Lockheed Martin announced it will be driving down the costs of its F-35 aircraft program.

January 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Congressman John Larson (CT-1) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Pentagon today of a review of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program
January 11, 2017 Press Release
Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement today after it was announced that ten new Marine Corps F-35 fighter jets were deployed to Japan
December 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)—Co-Chair of the Congressional Joint Strike Fighter Caucus—released the following statement:

December 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. Included in the bill was a bipartisan provision he authored with Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) to ensure military families who have children on the autism spectrum can receive the care they need. Earlier this year, TRICARE—the health insurance program for active duty and retired military personnel and families—drastically cut reimbursement rates for applied behavior analysis (ABA), a widely recognized treatment for children on the autism spectrum.

August 3, 2016 Press Release

Seoul – On Tuesday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the Joint Security Area as part of his trip to the Republic of Korea. The DMZ was created at the end of the Korean War, and acts as buffer between North and South Korea. Approximately 28,500 U.S. troops are currently stationed in the Republic of Korea.

August 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington - Today, the U.S. Air Force declared the F-35 has achieved Initial Operational Capability. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Co-Chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, released the following statement:

August 2, 2016 Press Release

Seoul – This week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) traveled to the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) to meet with key officials, visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and discuss how to promote Connecticut businesses and exports. Upon arrival, Larson held a courtesy call with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to Korea and discuss strengthening and expanding the alliance.

July 8, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) along with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) announced that the U.S. Department of Defense is awarding Pratt & Whitney a $1.5 billion contract for the 10th batch of low-rate initial production engines (LRIP 10) used to power the F-35 fighter jet.
June 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on his vote in favor of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017:

“While I strongly disapprove of the Republican Leadership’s continued use of budgetary gimmicks, I ultimately decided that the defense of our nation is too important to go unfunded.