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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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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.
December 28, 2012 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement following the President's remarks on the current fiscal cliff negotiations:

"The President is right. People across America do their job every day and the Congress has a responsibility to do theirs. Hopefully the Senate acts on an agreement and Speaker Boehner then allows a vote on the House floor.

December 27, 2012 Press Release

Hartford, CT –Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the need for House Republican leadership to allow Congress to get back to work for the American people:

"The fast approaching fiscal cliff, now only five days away, has already created uncertainty for many and threatens to raise taxes and cut services for millions.

"In Connecticut, New York and New Jersey Americans and their families wait for the relief aide that will help them rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

December 21, 2012 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the Republican leadership's decision to leave town without reaching a solution for the fiscal cliff:

"For over a year we've asked House Republicans to bring up the President's jobs bill.

"For months we've asked House Republicans to prevent a middle class tax hike.

"For weeks we've asked House Republicans to find compromise on the fiscal cliff.

November 29, 2012 Press Release

Washington-  Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Joe Crowley (D-NY), all members of the tax writing Committee on Ways and Means, announced they are working on legislation in concert with Governors from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to provide tax relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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