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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Op-Eds and Letters

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
December 23, 2012 Op-Ed and Letters
The harrowing and heartbreaking events of Newtown have left the state of Connecticut and the nation reeling from shock and grief. The tragic and senseless deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School are forcing us to re-examine how we protect our children. How is it possible that daily deaths from mass shootings in cities and suburbs have now become an acceptable norm?

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