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
Washington, DC — Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Connecticut's entire Congressional Delegation today called on the Department of Labor (DOL) to end the current freeze on student enrollment as soon as possible at Job Corps centers in New Haven, Hartford and nationwide. Congress passed legislation this week funding the federal government and giving DOL the authority to immediately transfer funds to the Job Corps program to end the freeze.
Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the passage of the Republican Budget in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Hartford – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor's February employment report. The report showed that the U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, with unemployment dropping to 7.7 percent:
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the upcoming sequester. Without Congressional action, the sequester will begin automatic, across the board budget cuts to a wide range of services and programs across the country starting this Friday, March 1st:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement today after President Barack Obama asked Congress to act on a balanced plan that would avoid the upcoming sequester:
"Every member of Congress understands the impact sequestration would have on our nation. Despite a deadline less than a month away, House Republican Leadership continues to show their opposition to any balanced plan that avoids the sequester, and provides stability for our country.
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Labor's January employment report, showing that the economy added 157,000 jobs in January with unemployment rising to 7.9 percent:
"The January employment report further illustrates the need for Congress to find solutions to get Americans back to work. While national and private sector growth remained steady, the New Year did not bring new opportunities for many still struggling to find a job.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after voting no on H.R. 325, the House GOPs plan to suspend the debt ceiling temporarily:
"The plan put forward by House Republican Leadership today only kicks the can down the road, and ensures the threat of defaulting on our bills in the coming months. This temporary patch only creates future uncertainty for the market, the municipalities struggling through difficult times, and most importantly for the American people.
Washington - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement during a U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee hearing on the debt ceiling:
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address: