News from Representative Larson

Dear Friends –

Last week was a historic, but sobering time in the House of Representatives. The House Intelligence Committee began public hearings for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. These public hearings are important for the country and will help the committees follow the facts. That’s why I voted for the impeachment inquiry.

Legislative Updates:

  • I voted to reauthorize the Export Import bank, which keeps U.S. companies competitive with foreign exporters. This is particularly important for manufacturing in Connecticut.

Cosponsor Updates:

  • I am proud to be a cosponsor of H.R. 1533, the Improving Access to Mental Health Act, which would increase Medicare reimbursements for psychologists and allow clinical social workers to be reimbursed by Medicare.
  • I cosponsored Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s Schedules that Work Act, which protects workers from retaliation if they request a schedule change and requires advance notice of schedule changes.
  • I also cosponsored the Veterans Residential Care Choice Act (led by Rep. DeLauro) to ensure veteran stays at residential care facilities are paid for by the VA.

Letters:

  • I sent a letter alongside Rep. Joe Courtney and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy to the IRS Commissioner to request the agency resolve whether assistance to homeowners with crumbling foundations from the Connecticut Foundations Solutions Indemnity Company program is subject to taxation.

Ways and Means Committee:

  • The Committee held a hearing on Thursday on the challenges for caring for aging Americans. My legislation, the Social Security 2100 Act, would strengthen and expand Social Security allowing seniors to age in dignity.

ICYMI:

Thank you for taking the time to read my updates!

Regards,
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John B. Larson
Member of Congress

 

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