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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

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September 22, 2017 Press Release
Members of Congress: “The promising project cannot advance and realize its full potential until the funds are released.”
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) urged Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday to release the remaining funds of a $15 million grant the Department awarded the Danbury-based FuelCell Energy, Inc. in 2015.
September 21, 2017 Article
The top priority of the federal government is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.
September 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $2,666,359 awarded to sixteen health centers in the state of Connecticut to fund treatment for mental health and opioid abuse.
September 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced three amendments they authored in support of support Connecticut residents impacted by crumbling foundations passed in the House of Representatives. The amendments were added to an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the federal government which passed the House today.

September 15, 2017 Press Release

(Hartford, CT)- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2),  Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a grant from the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) totaling nearly $3.2 million to improve the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.

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September 13, 2017 Press Release
The Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act was passed out of the Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee today with a voice vote. This bill, introduced by Representatives John Larson (D-CT), Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA), and House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), would protect access to medically necessary speech generating devices (SGD) under the Medicare program.
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September 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), and Brian Higgins (NY-26) announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act.
September 11, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) met with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter at the Department of the Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss assistance for north-central Connecticut residents impacted by crumbling concrete foundation.
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September 11, 2017 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), released the following statement after the passing of Luisa DeLauro, the mother of Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03).
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September 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that a one year-old New Hartford resident and his family were able to secure a supply of the medicine needed to treat his severe seizures.
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