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 – 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.