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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Tax Policy

Rep. Larson is fighting for fair tax reform.

The current Republican Plan, released in November 2017 is the opposite of that, it its an attack on Connecticut's Middle-Class. Read what Rep. Larson has done to oppose it below. 

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January 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01)Joe Courtney (CT-01), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) applauded the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service’s decision not to count the volunteer hours of volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel when determining an employer’s full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act. The decision confirms that the employer shared responsibility requirement does not apply to volunteer departments.

January 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) and Rep.Tom Latham (R-IA) today announced the introduction of the Volunteer Responder Incentive Protection Reauthorization Act (VRIPRA) in order to reauthorize a tax break for volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel. The tax break, authorized in 2007 following its original introduction by Larson, expired in 2010.

June 4, 2013 Press Release
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), a Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined C-SPAN's Washington Journal prior to today's hearing on Organizations Targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.
May 23, 2013 Press Release
Washington – In order to provide additional assistance to families and businesses struggling to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lead a bipartisan coalition including Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) in introducing legislation to provide tax relief to the victims of the devastating storm that caused widespread destruction throughout the Northeast.
May 7, 2013 Press Release

Washington – The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its report on the Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Groups. Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Adrian Smith (R-NE), leaders of the Tax Reform Working Group on Financial Services, released the following statements:

May 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, aimed at allowing Connecticut and other states to collect sales tax from out of state online retailers:

March 6, 2013 Press Release

Washington - Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) are encouraging members of the public, organizations, researchers and other stakeholders to submit comments, information, facts, and data relevant to the review of the current tax code being conducted by the House Committee on Ways and Means. Larson and Smith are leading the bipartisan Ways and Means Tax Reform Working Group on Financial Services.

February 15, 2013 Press Release

Hartford – Today Rep. John B. Larson (Ct-01) announced his support as an original cosponsor for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which was introduced yesterday. The act would allow states including Connecticut to collect sales tax from out of state online retailers.

February 14, 2013 Press Release

Washington- Today Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced they are leading the Tax Reform Working Group on Financial Services. The group is one of eleven bipartisan groups established by the House Committee on Ways and Means to inform its work on comprehensive tax reform. Larson and Smith will work together to review current financial services tax law and will report back to the Committee after compiling data and information from a wide range of sources.

February 8, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
Since the beginning of President Obama's first term, we've heard countless narratives about Congress' inability to deal with the debt, and how this could affect our nation's economy.