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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut


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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.

June 7, 2016 Press Release
West Hartford, CT – This Sunday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) hosted a community forum at the Mandell Jewish Community Center to discuss his recent trip to Israel and Jordan.
May 19, 2016 Press Release
​Washington – Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement.
December 8, 2015 Press Release

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):

December 3, 2015 Press Release

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:

November 14, 2015 Press Release

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.”