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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut


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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.”


November 5, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the bipartisan NDAA.
September 11, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) discusses his vote for the Iran Nuclear Agreement.