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September 18, 2020 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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September 18, 2020 Press Release
Today, the Connecticut Congressional delegation announced that after months of making the case to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue for expanded federal assistance to Connecticut shellfish farmers, the USDA has finally announced that shellfish farmers will be eligible for financial assistance through round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2).
September 17, 2020 Press Release
Members of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation, in a letter led by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), today urged the Trump administration to withdraw its threat to withhold magnet school funding from those districts that follow Connecticut State Law allowing transgender athletes to participate in athletic events in the gender they identify with.
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September 16, 2020 Press Release
This week, Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02) was joined by Reps. John Larson (CT-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Jahana Hayes (CT-05), and by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), in writing a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to continue pressing USDA to find avenues to expand federal resources to aid shellfish farmers in Connecticut and throughout the country.
September 15, 2020 Press Release
Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT) and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking them to conduct a study on service delivery by the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the passing of former Connecticut Senate President James “Jerry” Murphy, who served as Senate President from 1981-1984.
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September 14, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congressman John Larson (CT-1) today applauded the announcement that Raytheon Technologies has been awarded a $579 million contract by the Department of Defense for the F-135 propulsion system spare parts, spare engines, and modules. This work will be done by Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of Raytheon.
September 8, 2020 Press Release
Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the Department of Defense (DOD) confirmed that all members of the United States military in the income range specified by President Trump’s executive order will have their Social Security payroll taxes deferred.
September 4, 2020 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Save our Social Security Now Act with Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and 19 colleagues to overturn President Trump’s executive action to defer payroll contributions.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded over $1 million in federal grants to address domestic violence and provide legal assistance to victims of abuse in Connecticut.

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