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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Op-Eds and Letters

June 23, 2015 Op-Ed and Letters
It seems every time we talk about the long-term future of Social Security, many in Washington start clamoring to raise the retirement age or propose other ways to trim Social Security’s modest benefits. For the two-thirds of retirees who rely on Social Security for a majority of their income, there is not a Social Security crisis, there is a retirement crisis. That is why we must preserve and enhance the one program Americans have always been able to count on.
October 14, 2014 Op-Ed and Letters
The La Brea tar pits preserve the pre-historic remains of mammals that were entangled in that quagmire and met their demise; even the mighty saber-tooth tiger found it was unable to extract itself from the tar pit that ultimately dragged it down to its death.
April 12, 2014 Op-Ed and Letters
This year marks the first time since 1983 that Pratt & Whitney will start production on more than 1,000 engines that will continue to ratchet up through 2017.
November 22, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
Everyone can recall where he was and what he was doing when he first heard the news of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Fifty years after his death, the country still gropes for answers and searches to fill the void created by his departure.
October 11, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
Right now the U.S. House of Representatives is embroiled in a debate on whether or not to fully fund the federal government and end the current shutdown.
July 30, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
In the face of looming disaster, The House of Representatives' underfunding of the chief agency responsible for flood protection demonstrates an alarming indifference to the crumbling infrastructure around us, and highlights a need to act.
June 20, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
The services and healthcare offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs are a small but meaningful token of our appreciation for the sacrifices of our brave service members. I urge all veterans and their families to learn what the VA has to offer.
March 23, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
Ten years after the war in Iraq began, one thing that remains steadfast is our nation's ability to separate the warriors from the war.
February 18, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
On the occasion of George Washington's hundredth birthday, Daniel Webster cited one of the great man's last admonishments to the American people: that nothing is more dangerous than a government "at war with the very elements of its own existence."
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.