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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut


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October 18, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy in a letter to Commissioner Carolyn Colvin of the Social Security Administration in opposition to the closing of the Bristol Social Security Office. The Members released the following in a joint statement:

October 1, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the official opening of the State of Connecticut health insurance exchange marketplace, Access Health CT. The state-based exchange was created in order to provide greater access to healthcare coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act.

September 6, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced $150,000 for the preservation of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center collections. The competitive grant marks the second phase of federal funding awarded to the center through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America program.

August 6, 2013 Press Release

Hartford - Monday, August 5th, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)  joined the University of Connecticut's Department of Extension in a book reading of Susie and Jerome Learn about a Healthy Home. The book, written by Department of Extension Educators Joan Bothell and Mary-Margaret Gaudio, is part of the Healthy Environments for Children Initiative (HEC) designed to help parents, guardians, teachers and other caring adults provide a healthy environment for children. The book was developed in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

July 24, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passing of Trude Mero, a long-time community activist in Hartford and former Chair of the Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission:

June 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the launch of an improved website, The site will provide a more user friendly experience for those seeking constituent services and a smoother interface for viewing Larson's work in Connecticut and in Congress.

May 10, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passing of Julia Tashjian, former Connecticut Secretary of State:

April 9, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) congratulated Jensun Yonjan for winning the 31st Annual Congressional Arts Competition. Jensun is currently a student at Conard High School in West Hartford. Jensun will receive a $3,000 yearly renewable scholarship for up to $12,000 to the Savannah College of Art for winning this year's competition, held Thursday, April 4th in Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum.

April 3, 2013 Press Release

Washington - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that Eva Bunnell of his Hartford District Office has won this year's Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Public Service. The award, presented once a year during Public Service Recognition Week, recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and achievements of one staff member of the New England Congressional delegation.

March 26, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT — Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Connecticut's Congressional Delegation released the following statement today expressing their disappointment in the United States Postal Service (USPS)'s decision to speed up closure of the Wallingford and Stamford postal processing facilities. The closures, which were originally scheduled for next year, will now be taking place this year.