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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Jobs and the Economy

Strengthening job creation is the most important part of reducing our deficit and improving our economy. With unemployment continuing to persist across the country and in Connecticut, Americans are calling on Congress to make job creation one of its top priorities. In Washington, Congressman Larson has led the charge to bring and retain jobs in Connecticut, recently fighting to end the enrollment freeze at our Job Corps Academies and voting against legislation that would hurt our recovery by paying China before investing in the American people.

Congress has a responsibility to vote on a plan to grow jobs and invest in the American people. Current House Republican leadership has continually avoided voting on any balanced plan, instead dealing with self-manufactured crises that take away certainty from the American people. Recently many Americans began to feel the impact of our latest crisis, sequestration, or the across-the-board budget cuts implemented after House Republicans again refused to vote on a fair and balanced plan. Congressman Larson voted against sequestration, understanding these cuts were the wrong way to deal with our fiscal issues and is continuing his fight to lessen its impact.

In Connecticut many jobs also depend on our strong manufacturing base. That’s why Congressman Larson has fought to support Connecticut manufacturers and is working to maintain and improve our manufacturing workforce.  The elimination of the alternate engine program for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the new manufacturing education initiative at Goodwin College are just a few examples of Congressman Larson’s recent work to strengthen manufacturing in the First Congressional District and beyond. From East Hartford to Torrington Congressman Larson stands in support of Connecticut’s manufacturers.

Today more than ever Congressman Larson views every issue through the lens of job creation. Despite the signs of recovery, too many Americans are still struggling to find a job. Congressman Larson and House Democrats are committed to developing a fair and balanced plan to increase job creation and help every American find the simple dignity that comes from a job.


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September 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill.
June 15, 2018 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after attending the Opening Ceremony of the CTrail Hartford Line.

June 12, 2018 Press Release

(Hartford, CT) – Congressmen John Larson (CT-1), U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Joe Courtney (CT-2) released the following letter to the Department of Interior Office of the Inspector General today asking that the OIG consider in its ongoing investigation the timing of Interior’s decision regarding the Mohegan Compact agreement.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

May 23, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after United Technologies Corps announced it will hire 35,000 new employees over the next five years and 2,000 of them will be hired in Connecticut in the next two years.
April 17, 2018 Press Release
In today’s Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Jobs and Opportunity, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta accepted Rep. John B. Larson’s (CT-01) invitation to visit Connecticut and see the successful workforce collaborations led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Goodwin College, International Association of Machinists (IAM), local community colleges, and employers like Pratt and Whitney.
January 8, 2018 Page
2017 re-cap from Rep. Larson.
November 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after he gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution panel discussion event titled: Can Tax Reform Include A Carbon Tax?.
August 11, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) on Thursday for awarding a $2.8 million grant to help build a food-focused business incubator and manufacturing facility at the Swift Factory complex in North Hartford.
August 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the America Wins Act, a $1 trillion proposal to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and to create millions of jobs for the middle class over the next decade.

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