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 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging Treasury to allow Social Security beneficiaries who have dependents, but don’t file taxes, to continue to receive their $500 per child Economic Impact Payment in a timely manner, even if they miss Wednesday’s noon deadline.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the bipartisan, bicameral interim agreement to allocate additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), hospitals, and testing.
Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) is urging Social Security beneficiaries with dependents who do not file tax returns to visit irs.gov before Wednesday’s deadline and file for the $500 per dependent child economic impact payment.
April 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the priorities he will be promoting while serving as a member of the White House’s Congressional Task Force on COVID-19 and reopening the country.
April 20, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs and called for an immediate relief package.
April 16, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined the Congressional Task Force with the White House on COVID-19 and the economy.
In a letter to President Donald Trump, Connecticut’s entire Congressional delegation urged support for Governor Ned Lamont’s request for a 100 percent cost-share adjustment for the major disaster declaration and emergency declaration issued to Connecticut in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-CT), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jim Himes (D-CT) and Jahana Hayes (D-CT).
April 15, 2020 Press Release
Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced that Connecticut airports will be receiving $30 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that will be used to offset the dramatic economic impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector. Airports can use the grants for a wide range of purposes.
Funding distributed by HHS so far fails to consider hardest-hit communities
Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to urge him to prioritize the distribution of the remaining $70 billion designated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for medical providers to those providers in COVID-19 hot spots, such as Connecticut. On Friday, members of the delegation announced that Connecticut would receive nearly $380 million in funding, however, the distribution of those funds across the nation failed to consider providers operating in COVID-19 hot spots or those that serve fewer Medicare patients.
April 10, 2020 Press Release
Delegation Urges Further Action
Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced that Connecticut will be receiving nearly $380 million in initial funding from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund that was allocated through the CARES Act.