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May 4, 2021 Press Release
Today, the co-chairs of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Caucus announced strong, bipartisan support for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
February 5, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which would create nearly 1 million new apprenticeships across the country.
Representatives John B. Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05) secured historic investments for Connecticut in the fiscal year 2021 omnibus spending package and coronavirus relief deal.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted H.R. 133, the FY 2021 omnibus.
December 8, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting for the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes increases for multiple defense programs based in Connecticut.
Today, the Connecticut Congressional delegation announced that after months of making the case to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue for expanded federal assistance to Connecticut shellfish farmers, the USDA has finally announced that shellfish farmers will be eligible for financial assistance through round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2).
July 31, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Appropriations package that passed the House.
Last Friday evening, the Connecticut Delegation wrote to House and Senate leadership to urge them to provide support for shellfish and aquaculture farmers as they negotiate the next COVID-19 economic relief package. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, the Connecticut delegation asked that $500 million be provided in fisheries assistance, which would include shellfish farmers.
On Friday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CD-1), Rosa DeLauro (CD-3), Joe Courtney (CD-2), Jim Himes (CD-4), and Jahana Hayes (CD-5) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) to reverse its decision to prohibit shellfish aquaculture from being eligible for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) at USDA.
July 1, 2020 Press Release