FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2007
LARSON MEETS WITH BRISTOL OFFICIALS TO STRATEGIZE
BRISTOL � Congressman John Larson CT-01, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, met with town officials from Bristol yesterday to renew his vow to fight to keep the local Social Security Office open. News came late Friday that the Social Security Administration had decided to shut down the office in early November, after threatening for months to do so.
In attendance for the meeting were the Congressman, a representative from Senator Chris Dodd�s office (CT-D), Bristol Mayor William Stortz, State Senator Tom Colapietro, State Representative Ron Burns, members of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and members of the Bristol Town Council.
Congressman Larson listened to the group�s concerns and stressed to all in attendance his commitment to keep the office open. �I will continue to fight to keep this office open. There is an additional $400 million for the Social Security Administration in the budget that the House passed and even more in the budget the Senate is considering. I urge the Social Security Administration to reconsider. And, I urge the President to stop using the threat of a budget veto to further his political agenda, while our seniors go without the services they desperately need,� said Congressman Larson.