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February 11, 2014 Press Release

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.

February 4, 2014 Press Release

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.

January 29, 2014 Press Release

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.

December 12, 2013 Press Release

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:

November 8, 2013 Press Release

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:

October 16, 2013 Press Release

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:

October 12, 2013 Press Release

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.

September 30, 2013 Press Release

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.

September 25, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called on Congress to work together to avoid the looming government shutdown and a repeat of the 2011 debt ceiling debacle. The federal government faces shutdown on October 1st if Congress cannot come together on a continuing resolution and will stand to default on its bills if the debt limit is not raised by October 17th.

June 20, 2013 Press Release

Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)  released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted down H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARM) Act:

"This week partisan politics continued to plague Congress. No action was taken to help our economy. No legislation was brought up to strengthen employment. Instead, time was wasted on a harmful farm bill that in the end garnered nowhere near the support needed for what would have been a symbolic passage.

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