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May 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called on Congress to send relief to the people of Oklahoma before they break for recess.

"As a member from Connecticut, a state that recently endured the destruction of a hurricane, the tragedy of the slaughter of innocents in Newtown and, most recently, a train wreck this past weekend, we know that tragedy and natural disaster can befall any part of the country at any time.

April 9, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day, marking the day when women's wages equal the wages men were paid the year before:

"Today, nearly 50 years after President Kennedy signed the original Equal Pay Act into law the wage gap persists in Connecticut and across the nation. While I am proud of the steps we have taken to address this inequality, today demonstrates the important work still left to do.

February 28, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined the U.S. House of Representatives in passing the Violence Against Women Act. In a 286-138 vote, the House passed the Senate Version of VAWA, S. 47.

February 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called on House Republican Leadership to vote on and pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Earlier today, by a vote of 78-22, the Senate passed a bill identical to the VAWA reauthorization introduced by House Democrats last month.

January 24, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to remove the military ban on women serving in combat:

January 22, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined House members in reintroducing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the 113th Congress. Larson is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which seeks to improve our national response to domestic violence and sexual assault.

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