John has led the charge in Congress to get relief for Connecticut’s families, small businesses, schools, and towns impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Fellow members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have widely praised his efforts in getting this relief and helping craft the American Rescue Plan.
John knows firsthand the struggles of working-class families. That’s why he is one of their fiercest champions in Congress, fighting relentlessly for an economy that works for them, and getting results! Results that have made a real difference.
Jobs, jobs, jobs! Good, stable, well paying jobs – that’s what a strong manufacturing industry means for the 1st District. John has a job creation record second to none, because he never hesitates to go to battle for manufacturing workers, unions, and all working families in Connecticut.
John’s efforts have helped millions get affordable health care. Just this year, he delivered real results on health care, lowering costs for thousands of policy holders in Connecticut. John won’t stop fighting until every American can afford the medication and health care they need – because health care is a human right.
With John’s help, Democrats just passed a once in a generation, $1.2 trillion investment in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The result for Connecticut: thousands of blue-collar union jobs created, cheaper internet, better public transit, shorter and safer commutes, and an opportunity to reconnect Hartford and recapture it’s riverfront.
Since day one, John has been one of Congress’ most effective advocates for climate action. He is an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and author of one of the foremost carbon tax proposals in Congress. His efforts have received praise from numerous environmental leaders and groups, including NYT columnist Thomas Friedman, who first coined the term “Green New Deal”.
More than any other Congressional representative, John goes above and beyond to deliver for his District and help his constituents.
John Larson is Social Security’s foremost guardian and champion. Because of his leadership on this important issue, John was named Chair of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security in 2019. His landmark new bill – Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust – is cosponsored by the majority of House Democrats and is supported by numerous advocacy groups and unions.