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Washington – Last night, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) awarded the first Congressional Patriot Awards to Reps. Sam Johnson (TX-03) and John Lewis (GA-05) in a ceremony at the Library of Congress.
Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) spoke before history and religion classes at Manchester's East Catholic High School to discuss Pope Francis's historic address to Congress and other developments in Washington. Sister Margaret "Peggy" Evans, a guidance counselor at ECHS, was one of Larson's guests during the Pope's travels in Washington.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address:
“Tonight, President Obama spoke to the best in all of us. This may be his final year in office, but our work as a nation is not done—and I share his hope for the future.
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced he will bring Glastonbury resident James Tillman as his guest for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. Mr. Tillman spent 18 years in prison after a wrongful conviction until DNA testing organized by the Connecticut Innocence Project exonerated him in 2006. In 2015, he graduated from Goodwin College with an associate degree in Human Services.
Washington – “I commend my colleagues in Congress for establishing the honorary designation of Librarian of Congress Emeritus as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016,” said Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01). “For nearly thirty years, Dr. Billington stood at the helm of the Library of Congress, steering the nation’s fortress of knowledge and humanity through times of massive cultural change and technological advancement. I am pleased that his stewardship will be honored well beyond his tenure as the 13th Librarian of Congress.”
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the third anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:
“No one can forget the pain and grief we all felt in the aftermath of that horrific shooting. Our hearts were broken as our worst fears as parents came true.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced he is bringing Father James Nock, pastor of Our Lady of Peace in East Hartford, and Sister Margaret “Peggy” Evans, a guidance counselor at East Catholic High School, to Washington D.C. this week. The trip coincides with the historic visit of Pope Francis. Father Nock and Sister Evans will join Larson at several events featuring the Pope.