Rosa DeLauro

After 18 Years, Rep. John Larson Says His Fire Still Burns Bright

After 18 Years, Rep. John Larson Says His Fire Still Burns Bright

John B. Larson walks easily in two worlds.

As a self-described product of public schools and public housing, Larson is deeply proud of his roots in his hardscrabble hometown of East Hartford, where many families are still struggling to reach the American Dream.

At the same time, Larson has also reached some of the highest levels in the hallowed halls of Washington, D.C. – serving since 1999 in the U.S. Congress, rising to the fourth-highest position in the House Democratic caucus, and rubbing elbows with Democratic luminaries like former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Bill Clinton.

He has personally known three...

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