Larson Sworn in to the 116th Congress; Welcomes Jahana Hayes to CT Delegation
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) was sworn in again to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I am honored to be sworn in again to represent Connecticut’s First District. Serving the people of Connecticut’s First in Congress has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. I am also thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Connecticut Delegation to Congress, Jahana Hayes, who is a true leader and fighter for the people of Connecticut.
“Social Security touches every single American. It is the insurance program that Americans have paid for not an entitlement; that’s why we need to work to expand it and ensure it is solvent for generations to come. Congresswoman Hayes has stepped up and joined us in our effort to expand and enhance the program. I am so proud to be working alongside her on this.
“Today, the People’s House returned to the people. Over the past two years Americans have used their voices to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and most recently in electing dozens of Democrats to the halls of Congress. Democrats have now taken control and we will restore regular order and bring on commonsense solutions to help the American people.
“I was also especially proud to support Nancy Pelosi as Speaker today. She is the first woman and first Italian-American to be Speaker of the House and I was proud that former State Senator Billy Ciotto was invited by her to partake the swearing in ceremony. Speaker Pelosi has been an strong leader on climate change, election reform, health care, and Social Security, and a dear friend for many years. I congratulate her on her Speakership and am looking forward to her continued leadership in this new Congress.”