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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

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March 16, 2017 Press Release
This week, Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2017 (VRIPA), a bipartisan bill that would provide a tax exemption on the benefits volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel receive from their communities.
September 14, 2016 Press Release
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced an amendment to provide a tax exemption for volunteer firefighters and other first responders.
December 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), voted in favor of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 that will fund the government for the next year and prevent another shutdown. 

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.
October 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, the House of Representatives voted to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank, which expired on June 30, 2015, through a rarely-utilized procedure known as a discharge petition. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

October 9, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson released the following statement on the discharge petition to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
September 10, 2015 Press Release
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement on the markup of the Default Prevention Act.
June 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson commended the decision by SCOTUS to uphold the right of eligible Americans to receive premium tax credits towards health insurance.
June 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington – This week Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Act of 2015 (VRIPA), a bipartisan bill that would provide a tax emption on the benefits volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel receive from their communities. Larson authored a similar bill that was signed into law in 2007, but the exemption expired in 2010. Currently, volunteers must pay federal income tax on these modest incentives.

February 12, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced a measure to make the excise tax on natural gas and diesel comparable on an energy-equivalent basis.

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