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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Fights to Preserve Programs for the North End of Hartford

November 7, 2017
Press Release
Republicans are Trying to Eliminate the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Washington, D.C. – Today, in the second day of the mark-up of the Republican tax plan in the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) fought to preserve the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) that incentivizes employers to hire people who face significant barriers to employment. The WOTC offers a tax credit for hiring veterans and other groups, like youths for summer jobs.

Watch Rep. Larson Fight for the WOTC here.

“The 06120 in the North End of Hartford is one of the poorest zip codes in the nation, so much so, that it was designated a Promise Zone by the Obama Administration. I am fighting to preserve the Work Opportunity Tax Credit because it helps people living in areas like the 06120. The Republicans are blindly ignoring the benefits of the program and the proof that it is working,” said Larson.

 

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