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Hartford – Today Rep. John B. Larson (Ct-01) announced his support as an original cosponsor for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which was introduced yesterday. The act would allow states including Connecticut to collect sales tax from out of state online retailers.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement today after President Barack Obama asked Congress to act on a balanced plan that would avoid the upcoming sequester:
"Every member of Congress understands the impact sequestration would have on our nation. Despite a deadline less than a month away, House Republican Leadership continues to show their opposition to any balanced plan that avoids the sequester, and provides stability for our country.
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Labor's January employment report, showing that the economy added 157,000 jobs in January with unemployment rising to 7.9 percent:
"The January employment report further illustrates the need for Congress to find solutions to get Americans back to work. While national and private sector growth remained steady, the New Year did not bring new opportunities for many still struggling to find a job.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after voting no on H.R. 325, the House GOPs plan to suspend the debt ceiling temporarily:
"The plan put forward by House Republican Leadership today only kicks the can down the road, and ensures the threat of defaulting on our bills in the coming months. This temporary patch only creates future uncertainty for the market, the municipalities struggling through difficult times, and most importantly for the American people.
Washington - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement during a U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing on the debt ceiling:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address:
Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passage of $50.5 billion in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief funding by the U.S. House of Representatives, 79 days after Hurricane Sandy first hit the East Coast:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first portion of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Package:
Washington - Last night Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement upon learning the House Republican Leadership would adjourn the 112th Congress without taking up the Hurricane Sandy Aid relief package:
"The American people deserve better from their government.