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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.

More on Jobs and the Economy

February 5, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which would create nearly 1 million new apprenticeships across the country.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted H.R. 133, the FY 2021 omnibus.
September 25, 2020 Press Release
During today’s Ways and Means Select Revenue Subcommittee Hearing on “Restaurants in America During The COVID-19 Pandemic”, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called for restaurant relief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 16, 2020 Press Release
This week, Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02) was joined by Reps. John Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05), and by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), in writing a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue pressing USDA to find avenues to expand federal resources to aid shellfish farmers in Connecticut and throughout the country.
August 3, 2020 Press Release
Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT) released the following statement regarding the suggestion that President Trump circumvent Congress to temporarily defer the collection of payroll taxes:
April 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the priorities he will be promoting while serving as a member of the White House’s Congressional Task Force on COVID-19 and reopening the country.
April 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs and called for an immediate relief package.
March 31, 2020 Page
COVID-19 Resources: Small Businesses
March 20, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) met with local small businesses and community leaders to discuss their response to COVID-19.