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October 8, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the passing of Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, a six-year veteran of the department who lost his life in the line of duty last night while battling a fire.

September 24, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the passing of John Toner, the longtime former Athletic Director at the University of Connecticut, former President of the NCAA, and a prominent figure in intercollegiate athletics:

September 22, 2014 Press Release

East Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) met today with Dr. James H. Billington from the Library of Congress and Mayor Marcia Leclerc to discuss a future collaboration between East Hartford’s Raymond Library and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

July 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed in this recent tragedy. I condemn the acts committed against these youth and echo our President’s support. As our community and the nation looks to honor these three individuals, I continue to join in calls to end the violence that impacts so many around the world.”

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May 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the passing of author, poet, actress and teacher Maya Angelou:

“Today, the nation lost a literary giant whose impact reached the hearts of millions around the world. Dr. Maya Angelou overcame great adversity before going on to receive wide praise in the arts, becoming a voice for justice and an inspiration for the American people. What she meant to this country cannot be understated as we look back at her work and honor a lifetime of achievement.”

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May 27, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the passing of Moraith "Rae" Marra-O'Toole, Chairwoman of the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee and long-time community organizer:

February 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the announced retirement of Congressman Henry Waxman of California:

January 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“The strength of our nation rests on opportunity. I applaud President Obama for his call tonight: that opportunity should never be out of reach because of where you’re from or how much money you have.

January 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, released the following statement today on the announcement that Miles Rapoport will serve as the new president of Common Cause:

“From his time in Connecticut to his work with Demos, Miles Rapoport has fought to lessen inequality and improve our electoral system. A champion of every voter’s rights, Miles exemplifies the values of Common Cause. I offer my congratulations on his new position and know his experience will serve him well moving forward.”

January 13, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the announced retirement of Congressman George Miller of California:

“True change often begins outside of Washington. George Miller was the exception. One of the most intelligent and innovative policy strategists I have ever met in Congress, George drove the nation forward in education, labor and health issues over the last four decades.

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