Larson, a Democrat, is the representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 1999. Larson is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Larson.
Larson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Larson has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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John Larson sits on the following committees:
Larson was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2746 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 141 Weston Street in Hartford, Connecticut, as the “Barbara B. Kennelly Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4794 (106th): Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Heritage Act of 2000
- H.R. 2303 (106th): History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Larson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (31%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Social Welfare (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) International Affairs (7%)
Some of Larson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4209: America Wins Act
- H.R. 3140: ACTION for National Service Act
- H.R. 2038: Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
- H.R. 1902: Social Security 2100 Act
- H.R. 1892: Honoring Hometown Heroes Act
- H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, ...
- H.R. 5845 (114th): Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
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H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed 387/35.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1363 (112th): Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Apr 9, 2011. Passed 348/70.
From Jan 1999 to Nov 2017, Larson missed 640 of 12,948 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 164 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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