Jobs and the Economy
Strengthening job creation is the most important part of reducing our deficit and improving our economy after the enormous impact the COVID-19 pandemic. In Washington, Rep. Larson has led the charge to bring and retain jobs in Connecticut.
In Connecticut, many jobs 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 inclusion of additional F-35 engines and strong support for helicopters and submarines in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are just a few examples of Rep. Larson’s recent work to strengthen manufacturing in the First Congressional District and beyond. From East Hartford to Torrington, he stands in support of Connecticut’s manufacturers.
Today, more than ever, Rep. Larson views every issue through the lens of job creation and worker protections. Although Connecticut is making strides to ensure every worker a living wage, Rep. Larson supports the $15 federal minimum wage so every American can work towards financial security. For years, he has been committed to securing paid federal family and medical leave so hardworking Americans do not have to choose between caring for their families and paying their bills. Rep. Larson and House Democrats are committed to developing a fair and balanced plan to increase job creation.
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Hartford, CT – During today’s House Ways and Means Committee mark-up of the American Rescue Plan, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) pushed back on Republicans on the Committee who said more relief wasn’t needed and highlighted the pleas of his own constituents to act now.
The American Rescue Plan would provide $1,400 in direct payments to Americans, extend unemployment benefits through August and include an extra $400 per week, and would cut childhood poverty in half by enhancing the Child Tax Credit.