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March 12, 2019

Larson Holds Opening Hearing on Protecting Social Security

by Peter Urban | Mar 12, 2019 2:42pm
Posted to: Aging | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Social Security

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WASHINGTON — For Lottie Prushinski of Southington, Connecticut her monthly Social Security check has allowed her to live with “dignity and financial independence,” said AARP Board Chair Joan Ruff, who testified Tuesday at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee.

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March 11, 2019

Trump Seeks Major Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid in 2020 Budget

by Peter Urban | Mar 11, 2019 4:01pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Military Spending | White House

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal landed Monday in Congress with a thud as Democrats declared “dead on arrival” his call for significant cuts to entitlement programs while seeking $8.6 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

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March 8, 2019

Larson Seeks to Protect F-35 Fighters in FY20 Budget

by Peter Urban | Mar 8, 2019 12:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie

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WASHINGTON – As the Trump administration prepares to release its Fiscal 2020 budget this month, U.S. Rep. John Larson is pushing against rumored plans by the Pentagon to cut back on procurement of F-35 fighters powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.

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February 27, 2019

House Democrats Flex Muscle on Border Wall, Guns

by Peter Urban | Feb 27, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | White House

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday exercised their new found muscle as the majority party passing a resolution to terminate the national emergency declaration President Donald Trump made earlier this month to finance his border wall.

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November 21, 2018

Larson Talks Tunnel Plans for Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | Transportation | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson doesn’t have much time to convince Governor-elect Ned Lamont and his yet-to-be-named Transportation Commissioner that tunneling through Hartford is the best path forward.

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November 1, 2018

While State Offices Are Hotly Contested, Connecticut’s Congressional Races Are Ho-Hum Affairs

by Peter Urban | Nov 1, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WASHINGTON — With all eyes in Connecticut on the battle for governor and control of the state Senate, there is little — if anything — to see on the federal level as Democrats are expected to easily retain control of the state’s delegation to Congress.

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October 22, 2018

Larson Eschews ‘Rubber Chicken Circuit’

by Peter Urban | Oct 22, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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Politicians complain about the endless chain of mediocre dinners — sarcastically known as the “rubber chicken circuit” — they must attend to raise campaign cash. Not so for Representative John Larson, who’s a regular at some of the Hartford area’s finer dining establishments.

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September 17, 2018

Larson Continues To Try To Build Coalition For Hartford Tunnel

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 1:27pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson is not fazed by the estimated cost of burying Interstates 84 and 91 through downtown Hartford.

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July 18, 2018

5th District Campaign Cash Anticipates Competitive Primaries

by Peter Urban | Jul 18, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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A month ahead of primary contests, the race to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty looks to be competitive judging by the latest fundraising reports filed this week.

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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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