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May 8, 2020 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-5) applauded $7.5 million that Connecticut health centers will receive from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to expand COVID-19 testing. The funding was passed as a part of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
May 6, 2020 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-5) applauded $2.3 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for assisting communities in cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
May 4, 2020 Press Release
House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) called for an emergency expansion of Social Security to help address the current economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 4, 2020 Press Release
Letter to House Leadership Details Need to Fully Utilize Volunteers in Pandemic Recovery Efforts
Today, Representatives John B. Larson (CT-01), Jared Huffman (CA-02), and Dean Phillips (MN-03) led a letter to House leadership urging them to focus on national service priorities in future stimulus legislation and invest in the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNSC) to aid in recovery efforts during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
May 4, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined 87 House Democrats in a letter led by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the bipartisan, bicameral interim relief package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, that allocates additional funding to programs for small businesses, hospitals, and testing.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) new guidance clarifying their November announcement for homeowners with crumbling foundations who have received assistance from the Connecticut Foundations Solutions Indemnity Company (CFSIC).
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Representatives John B. Larson (D-CT) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced legislation establishing a risk corridor program for Medicare Advantage plans during the COVID-19 Emergency. This critical bill would help manage risk in the Medicare Advantage marketplace during this time of national crisis while helping to lower premiums for seniors, a population particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. This mechanism would be in place temporarily to help offer greater certainty during an uncertain time.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the 2020 Social Security Trustees Report.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced he will be introducing the Victory Bonds Act of 2020.

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