News from Representative Larson

Dear Friends,

It was great to be back home for last week’s District Work Period – the first of the new year.

Here is a quick recap of my week around the First District:

  • I kicked off the work period with a public forum in Glastonbury with Rep. Joe Courtney where we talked about our vote to impeach the president, our work to make sure Americans in Puerto Rico receive the aid they deserve, and our efforts to deescalate tensions in Iran. We also talked about the 475 bills (including 275 bipartisan bills) that passed in the House and are awaiting action in the Senate. From lowering prescription drugs to establishing universal background checks on gun purchases and protecting our democracy, we’ve been hard at work on behalf of Connecticut residents.
  • The next day I visited Howell Cheney Technical High School to present Rocio, Jalah, and Jazzlin with Congressional Certificates of Special Recognition for winning the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. Their winning app “School of Math” is a testament to the STEM talent in the First District and I was proud to join them to recognize their achievement.

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  • Later in the week I met with elected officials and local stakeholders in Windsor to discuss PFAS contaminations along the Farmington River, along with the recent House-passed PFAS Action Act. This bill would require the EPA to designate PFAS as hazardous substances and force polluters to clean up their contamination.
  • To cap off the week I held a 2020 Census conversation and job fair in Hartford. Connecticut receives $11 billion in federal funding each year based on Census data. These funds go towards things like educational programs, health care, law enforcement, housing, and infrastructure. Having a complete and accurate 2020 Census count is vital to ensuring Connecticut is well represented!

Please stay tuned to my Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date on what’s happening in Washington. I look forward to seeing you in the District soon.

Best Wishes,


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John B. Larson
Member of Congress

 

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