Obama wins Conn.; Dem. wins Senate seat

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won in Connecticut while Democratic Rep. Christopher Murphy trounced wrestling magnate Republican Linda McMahon to win a Senate seat.
House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

House Dems rip GOP for leaving Washington

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Democrat after Democrat spoke Friday in a near-empty U.S. House chamber, criticizing Republican leaders for going into recess while major bills languish.

Dems ask Boehner to keep House in session

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democratic leaders called on Speaker John Boehner Thursday to cancel the House recess until economic, budgetary and job-related issues are addressed.

DNC: 4 times more House members than RNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Four times as many U.S. Democratic House members will have top roles in their party's convention than House Republicans had in theirs, the schedule indicates.

Dems ponder Citizens United overturn

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Several congressional Democrats met Wednesday in Washington to discuss a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling on campaign finance.
Bill backs natural gas vehicles in U.S.

Bill backs natural gas vehicles in U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Now is the time for the U.S. consumer to take advantage of domestic resources and start using natural gas vehicles, two lawmakers urged.

Caucus leader asks staff for resignations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The House Democratic Caucus chairman asked his entire staff to resign, saying it was in anticipation of steep budget cuts when Democrats become the minority.

Healthcare's more popular planks pushed

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Some of the new healthcare law's more attractive provisions are being enacted quickly before the voting public weighs in in November, strategists said.

Dems exult, GOP denounces healthcare bill

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Democrats exulted even before passage of healthcare reform appeared assured Sunday, while Republicans said Americans overwhelmingly oppose the measure.

Naked mole rats help medical researchers

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Nearly hairless naked mole rats may appear strange looking, but their unusual physiology may lead to new therapies for brain injuries, such as stroke.

Blue Dog Dems back Crowley in caucus move

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Moderate Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing for Rep. Joe Crowley of New York to become the House caucus vice chairman, sources say.

Morocco contracts LM for F-16s

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- The Royal Moroccan Air Force has contracted U.S. company Lockheed Martin for 24 Advanced F-16 Block 52 configured aircraft.

Lockheed Martin wins Turkish F-16 contract

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has won an $187 million order for long-lead tasks as part of a $1.1 billion contract for 30 new 50 F-16 aircraft for Turkey.

Charges against ex-KPMG execs thrown out

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York threw out a criminal indictment against 13 former KPMG LLP executives Monday in an alleged tax-shelter fraud scheme.

Democrats avoid leadership contests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Democrats have avoided what might have been a divisive contest for majority whip when they take over the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
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John Larson
Rep. John Larson (D-CT) speaks about the rising cost of gasoline on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 8, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

John Barry Larson (born July 22, 1948) is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the a Democratic Party. The district is based in the state capital, Hartford.

Larson is the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

Larson was born in Hartford, but has spent most of his life in nearby East Hartford. He grew up in a public housing project. He was educated at East Hartford High School and Central Connecticut State University. He worked as a high school history teacher and an assistant athletics coach at George J. Penney High School (later Penney High merged with East Hartford High School). Larson was also the co-owner of an insurance agency in East Hartford before entering public service. In 1971, he was selected as a Senior Fellow to the Yale University Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy by the Head Start Program founder, Edward Zigler.

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