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
Glastonbury, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured Glastonbury’s Flanagan Industries, a family-owned business that produces complex cases and machined components. Flanagan Industries is one of countless small manufacturers that play a pivotal role in the production of the F-35. This summer, Larson announced that the Department of Defense was awarding Pratt & Whitney a $1.5 billion contract for 99 engines to power the F-35, allowing Flanagan and other manufacturers to ramp-up their production.
Washington - Today, the U.S. Air Force declared the F-35 has achieved Initial Operational Capability. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Co-Chair of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus, released the following statement:
Winchester, CT - Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted. Founded by native son Ralph Nader, the museum highlights cases that sought justice for those physically or emotionally wronged by a person or corporation.
Hartford, CT - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement: