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July 12, 2018

Larson Concerned by Trump Executive Order on Social Security Judges

by Peter Urban | Jul 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | White House

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WASHINGTON — Representative John B. Larson raised concerns Tuesday that disabled individuals seeking Social Security benefits could be jeopardized by partisan politics under a newly signed executive order by President Donald Trump.

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June 22, 2018

House Approves Larson’s COMPASS Act

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

The House this week approved legislation aimed at avoiding over-prescribing of opioid painkillers to Medicare beneficiaries along with a handful of other bills seeking to address the broader opioid-abuse crisis in the United States.

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June 1, 2018

Larson Pushing Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

by Peter Urban | Jun 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: International Trade | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment

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Congressman John Larson recently teamed up with Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin to propose legislation aimed at encouraging the use of natural gas to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and planes.

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February 13, 2018

Trump Puts LIHEAP on Chopping Block

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Energy | White House

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday again proposed eliminating a federal program that each year helps nearly 110,000 low-income families in Connecticut pay their winter heating bills.

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November 30, 2017

Tax Debate In Washington Could Impact Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 3:46pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations will be watching the U.S. Senate’s debate on tax policy very closely because it could impact their ability to seek relief.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 2:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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November 14, 2017

Connecticut Officials Say Republican Tax Package Wouldn’t Benefit Most Residents

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 5th CD | Taxes | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tax collector, Kevin Sullivan, told U.S. Rep. John B. Larson Monday that the tax reform proposals making their way through Congress are “fundamentally flawed” and will have a big impact on most Connecticut taxpayers.

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August 14, 2017

Trump Follows Up With Stronger Condemnation

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 2:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | White House

WhiteHouse.gov screen grab Republican President Donald Trump addressed the growing outrage over his tepid reaction to the violence in Virginia this weekend in a brief statement to reporters Monday.

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Courtney, Larson Propose Medicare Buy-In

by Christine Stuart | Aug 14, 2017 12:43pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie MANCHESTER, CT — Following the failure of the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act, small groups of Congresspeople have been working to fix the problems that exist and proposing solutions.

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August 8, 2017

Larson Proposes Carbon Tax To Pay For Nation’s Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | Aug 8, 2017 1:52pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Taxes | Transportation | White House | East Hartford | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a big idea about how to solve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and he wants to create a carbon tax to pay for it.

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