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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:
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.
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.
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act (H.R. 158):
Washington – Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Joseph Courtney (CT-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) issued the following statement on H.R. 1076, Republican Rep. Peter King’s Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act:
Hartford, CT - “My thoughts and prayers are with President Hollande and the French people after this devastating attack. As details continue to emerge, I echo President Obama’s sentiments: America stands ready to aid our oldest ally in whatever way is needed.”