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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.
April 13, 2020 Press Release
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
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.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced that community health centers in the First District would be receiving over $5.6 million in funding to combat COVID-19 from the CARES ACT, which Larson voted for.
April 7, 2020 Press Release

Hartford, CT – On Wednesday, April 8th at 3 PM, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a tele-town hall on the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be joined by the Connecticut Hospital Association.

 

WHO:

Rep. John B. Larson

Jim Iacobellis (Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs,

April 6, 2020 Press Release
On Friday, April 3, 2020, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Ways and Means Members Reps. Bradley S. Schneider (IL-10) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) led a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging the IRS to provide automatic COVID-19 Relief Payments to vulnerable elderly and disabled individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
April 3, 2020 Press Release
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Jahana Hayes (CT-5), on Friday sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the department to immediately halt plans to finalize or move forward with regulations that will limit people in Connecticut from accessing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
April 2, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced Connecticut’s First District will receive over $7.3 million in funding from the Department Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help low-income Americans that was allocated from the CARES Act that Congress passed last week.
April 2, 2020 Press Release
House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the U.S. Treasury Department’s announcement that they would allow Social Security beneficiaries to receive COVID-19 relief payments automatically without having to file tax returns.
April 1, 2020 Press Release
Today, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (IL-07), and Select Revenues Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05), and Health Subcommittee Chairman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), and Ways and Means Members Reps. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) led a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, urging the IRS to provide automatic COVID-19 Relief Payments to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries.

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