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Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal today to applaud President Barack Obama’s signing of the “The Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act” into law last night. The bill, introduced by Congressman Larson in 2010, and sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal, will create $1 and $5 coins that will honor Twain’s legacy and fund institutions that honor his legacy such as the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Senators Joseph I. Lieberman Richard Blumenthal announced that the Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act will be sent to the desk of President Obama for his signature following last night's passage by the U.S. House of Representatives. Larson originally introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 111th Congress and has long championed Mark Twain's legacy and his historical significance to the city of Hartford and to the nation.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal expressed their continued support for designating The Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford as a National Historic Landmark.
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passing of former Senator George McGovern today:
"Our nation lost a champion of the American dream with the passing of Senator George McGovern.
"A true humanitarian, Senator McGovern worked tirelessly for the greater good, and will always be remembered for his efforts to end the war in Vietnam.
Hartford, CT – This month Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) was named a "New Englander of the Year" by the New England Council for his leadership in job creation, energy independence, and advanced manufacturing. The prestigious award from the nation's oldest regional business organization goes to individuals who have made significant contributions to the New England Region. Congressman Larson is the first member of the House of Representatives from Connecticut to receive this award.
Washington – At a rally of House Democrats today at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement on the House Republicans decision to keep Congress in recess over the next seven weeks. The 112th is the least productive Congress in modern history and the Republican leadership has decided to break for the election earlier this year than it has in over 50 years:
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement in honor of the Jewish New Year:
"This weekend millions of Jewish families will take part in prayer and celebration for Rosh Hashanah, and later this month during Yom Kippur, a day of repentance and reflection, families and communities across the world will join hands and rededicate themselves to providing a better tomorrow.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement on Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence: