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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

March 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT)House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced The Promise Zone Job Creation Act to create new tax credits to incentivize the hiring of residents of federally-designated Promise Zones. It would also encourage new investments to bring property, equipment, or software to these hard-hit communities.

March 11, 2016 Press Release
East Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) toured United Technologies Research Center to view some of the current advances they are making in advanced material analysis, virtual reality, and countless other exciting fields.
March 8, 2016 Press Release

Hartford – On Friday, March 4th, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) issued a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan urging swift action to prevent Puerto Rico from defaulting on its bond payments.

December 17, 2015 Press Release
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined President Obama in supporting the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, which included billions in tax breaks for working families via the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, as well as the Brady/Larson R&D Tax Credit and the Johnson/Larson Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief legislation.
November 18, 2015 Press Release
​Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement opposing the Tribal Sovereignty Act.
October 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted in favor of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement.

“I commend Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi for reaching an agreement that alleviates some of the devastating sequestration cuts and protects the full faith and credit of the United States,” said Larson. 

October 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Reps. John B. Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2),  and Richard Neal (MA-1) released the following statement on the announcement of AerLingus flights to Bradley Airport:

October 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington – In July, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) held a forum with residents of Hartford’s North End to hear their thoughts and concerns about the spike in violent crime over the year. Now, Steve Harris, Sam Saylor, Andrew Woods, and a number of community leaders are joining Rep. Larson in Washington for meetings with key federal agencies to learn more about efforts aimed at reducing violence and increasing opportunities for education and employment.

October 9, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson released the following statement on the discharge petition to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
August 26, 2015 Press Release
East Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) helped cut the ribbon for Goodwin College's new Business and Manufacturing Center.