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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

May 13, 2017 Op-Ed and Letters
The vision is to tunnel I-84 from the Flatbush Avenue area in Hartford to the Roberts Street area in East Hartford and I-91 in Hartford from Riverside Park area to the MDC treatment facility in the meadows. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is working on the realignment of the I-84 and I-91 interchange that is bottlenecked on the Bulkeley Bridge and is committed to fast-tracking a study of this concept.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement following the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill in the House that will fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2017
April 26, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement after Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, unveiled President Trump’s tax reform proposal
February 3, 2017 Press Release

Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL)  co-chairmen of the House F-35 Caucus, released the following statement after Lockheed Martin announced it will be driving down the costs of its F-35 aircraft program.

January 19, 2017 Press Release
Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy announced that the City of Hartford will receive a $249,375 Performance Partnership Pilot grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
September 27, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced a $70,000 award for the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce to support job creation in New Britain, Berlin, Southington and Plainville.
September 21, 2016 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson and the CT delegation commended Lockheed for securing Sikorsky's presence in Connecticut.
September 14, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Rep John B. Larson joined Sens. Murphy and Blumenthal in applauding a major $2.7 million DOE grant for UTRC.
September 14, 2016 Page
For over a century, the Hartford area has been home to some of our nation’s greatest innovators and inventers. Whether it’s giants like Pratt & Whitney or the vital ecosystem of small & medium size manufacturers, our community continues to prosper because of new ideas and historic breakthroughs.
August 18, 2016 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured East Hartford's ATI High Performance Components Group.