I'm Congressman John B. Larson and I represent the First Congressional District of Connecticut. Thank you for visiting my site - I hope that you find public service and government as worthwhile as I do.
There are all sorts of things to learn about our government, from how a bill becomes law to what it's really like to be a Member of Congress.
Every day, Members of Congress are working to make sure your neighborhoods are safe, your schools have the best teachers and supplies, and that we are treating our environment with the care and respect it deserves.
I am proud to have created the first Congressional Youth Cabinet in the country, allowing the voice of youth the opportunity to make real change within your community and your country.
Have a look around - public service is more fun than you might imagine!
Stay informed and Take Action!
Congressman Larson: Quick Facts
Learn About Your Government
Ben's Guide to US Government helps kids K-12 learn how government works. Learn about branches of government, election processes, and how laws are made.
The Clerk of the House of Representatives has a great site about Congress' lower chamber just for kids. Check out Kids in the House and learn all about Congress and lawmaking.
At WhitehouseKids.gov, learn all about the Presidents of the United States and the White House.
What's going on in the world today?
Stay up-to-date with the Washington Post's KidPost page, featuring games, videos, and Washington D.C. history.
The PBS Kids Democracy Project takes visitors inside the everyday goings-on of the Federal Government, encouraging kids to participate and take an active role in our democracy.
The EPA Explorer's Club, the Environmental Protection Agency's site just for kids, offers lots of fun and interesting things to read and do to learn about the environment.
EPA Climate Change for Kids has tons of information on climate change, weather, the greenhouse effect, and games as well as interesting links.
The Energy Information Administration Kid's Page features various sections on energy, where it comes from, and how we use it. You will learn about renewable energy, green technology, and the energy future of our planet.
How do I get involved?
There are lots of ways that you can get involved in the life of your federal government. By keeping yourself informed about current events and how they affect federal, state and local governments or even your community, by taking action to communicate your ideas, you can be a better citizen and help keep America's democracy strong and vibrant.
I believe it's important to stay informed and take action; here are some ideas to help you get started: