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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

August 1, 2014 Press Release
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the need for bipartisan compromise to help move the country forward.
July 15, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation in asking the United States Postal Service (USPS) for a full assessment of its consolidation plan’s impact on employees in Connecticut. The USPS’s plan – which consolidates a number of postal processing facilities, and delays mail delivery and costs jobs in order to cut operating costs – affects the processing and distribution centers in Wallingford, Stamford, and Hartford. The USPS is planning to resume this plan which began in 2012.

July 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4438, The American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014. Larson is the primary cosponsor of the legislation introduced by Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX).

May 7, 2014 Press Release

Washington - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) commended the announcement that United Technologies Sikorsky Aircraft along with Lockheed Martin have been awarded the production contract for the Presidential Helicopter.

April 24, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Connecticut General Assembly approved legislation confirming an agreement between United Technologies Corporation and Connecticut.

April 12, 2014 Op-Ed and Letters
This year marks the first time since 1983 that Pratt & Whitney will start production on more than 1,000 engines that will continue to ratchet up through 2017.
March 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney(CT-02), Jim Himes (CT-04) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) released the following joint statement today after the Connecticut General Assembly approved legislation to raise the Connecticut minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017:

March 5, 2014 Press Release

Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama's remarks at Central Connecticut State University:

February 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined in announcing a $500 million investment by United Technologies Corporation in Connecticut. The investment will upgrade and expand operations across the state, including major development at East Hartford’s Pratt and Whitney.

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