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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

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October 19, 2017 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement in support of Connecticut's proposal for Amazon's search for a second headquarters location. Gov. Dannel Malloy will be releasing a proposal later today for the Hartford/East Hartford region.
October 13, 2017 Press Release
As negotiations between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have stalled, U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), and U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Friday urged Hartford Healthcare CEO Elliot Joseph and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Connecticut President and General Manager Jill Hummel to reach an agreement and resolve the contract dispute as soon as possible. The dispute has threatened access to affordable health care services for roughly 60,000 Connecticut residents.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
The HFD will receive approximately $11 million in federal grant funding over three years to pay for personnel costs through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, and approximately $1 million this year to pay for radio upgrades through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), and Joe Courtney (CT-2) announced $9,384,131 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the Magnet Schools Assistance Program to support magnet schools in the New Haven, Hartford, and Old Lyme area.
September 26, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement, as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands deal with the aftermath of recent hurricanes.
September 22, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) urged Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday to release the remaining funds of a $15 million grant the Department awarded the Danbury-based FuelCell Energy, Inc. in 2015.
September 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $2,666,359 awarded to sixteen health centers in the state of Connecticut to fund treatment for mental health and opioid abuse.
September 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced three amendments they authored in support of support Connecticut residents impacted by crumbling foundations passed in the House of Representatives. The amendments were added to an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the federal government which passed the House today. These amendments represent the first time that a full chamber of Congress has passed measures related to crumbling foundations in Connecticut.

September 15, 2017 Press Release

(Hartford, CT)- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2),  Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a grant from the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) totaling nearly $3.2 million to improve the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.

The grant will raise, realign, and clean 7,393 headstones and fund refurbishment of 270,000 square feet of turf. The project will cover 5 acres and serve 184,300 Veterans and their families.

September 11, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter at the Department of the Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss assistance for north-central Connecticut residents impacted by crumbling concrete foundation.

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