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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 20, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Today Rep. John B. Larson released the following statement on the bipartisan compromise to address Puerto Rico's ongoing economic crisis.
May 16, 2016 Press Release
Hartford, CT – Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, and Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Hartford’s Promise Zone YES! project was selected by the White House and the Department of Labor (DOL) as one of eleven recipients of Summer Jobs and Beyond grants.
May 12, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) testified before the Tax Policy Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee about his proposals to support volunteer firefighters and first responders, encourage job creation in Promise Zones, and ensure companies are able to donate all of their profits to charity through foundations like Connecticut-based Newman’s Own.
May 10, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT) and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) introduced the Research & Experimentation Advances Competitiveness at Home (REACH) Act.
May 6, 2016 Press Release
East Hartford, CT – In recognition of National Small Business Week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) met with Connecticut entrepreneurs and small business startups in East Hartford yesterday.
April 25, 2016 Press Release

HARTFORD – Today, amid National Reentry Week, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford will receive a $100,000 federal grant through the U.S.

April 20, 2016 Press Release
​Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called again for Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican Leadership to act now to prevent Puerto Rico from defaulting on its bond payments.
April 5, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps Volunteers for the Mayor and County Day of Recognition for National Service. Nearly 700 AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps volunteers currently serve the city of Hartford, and Larson will soon introduce legislation to expand service opportunities to even more Americans. 

April 5, 2016 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited Associated Supermarkets in Hartford’s North End for a press conference announcing his bill, the Promise Zone Job Creation Act. Larson was joined by Mayor Luke Bronin, State Rep. Brandon McGee, State Rep. Matt Ritter, State Rep. Ed Vargas, andLou Sterling, owner of the newly opened Associated Supermarkets.

March 24, 2016 Press Release
​Hartford – Last night, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) met with the presidents of local community colleges to discuss legislation he is drafting that would provide tax credits to employers who collaborate with local schools to develop curricula that meet industry needs and then hire students upon graduation.