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Washington – Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney(CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following joint statement today after the Connecticut General Assembly approved legislation to raise the Connecticut minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017:
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama's remarks at Central Connecticut State University:
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 540, “Clean Debt Limit Increase”:
"Tonight, Members did their jobs by voting to ensure our nation's bills are paid.
"Extending the debt limit through 2014 without strings attached strengthens the ability of our businesses and local stakeholders to plan ahead. I thank Speaker Boehner for his vote and am pleased to see both sides of the aisle come together to pass this important legislation.
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced his proposal to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017:
“I commend Governor Malloy on his proposal, which supports Connecticut workers. Across the state, many are struggling to balance the cost of living with the current minimum wage. In taking this matter into his own hands, the Governor is strengthening our economy and meeting the needs of our working class.
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the passage of H.R. 2642, The Agricultural Act of 2014, by the U.S. House of Representatives:
"Today, the House passed a farm bill that once again puts the needs of big agribusinesses ahead of the small farmer and families in need.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bipartisan budget deal, H.J. Resolution 59:
Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined several Members of Congress in sending a letter to President Barack Obama regarding the reauthorization of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). In their letter, the Members state:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement tonight after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling. Under the deal, the government would be funded through January 15th while the debt ceiling would be raised through February 7th:
Washington - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined colleagues in signing a petition to bring legislation to the floor that would reopen the federal government. The shutdown began on October 1st after attempts to vote on a bill to fund the government were blocked by House Republican leadership in a failed effort to defund the Affordable Care Act.
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted to send a Continuing Resolution that threatens healthcare for millions of Americans to the U.S. Senate with less than four hours left to avoid a federal government shutdown:
"I am disappointed tonight that House Republican leadership continues to play hostage politics with our economy and move towards a government shutdown. It is truly a shame that our economic certainty has taken a back seat to ideology tonight in Congress.