WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a hearing on gas prices and excessive oil speculation. The hearing was necessary because House Republicans have refused to address the issue that is costing American families billions every month.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) today named Irma Esparza Diggs as the new Executive Director of the House Democratic Caucus.
“I’m very happy to name Irma Esparza Diggs to succeed Shelley Rubino as the Executive Director of the Democratic Caucus,” Larson said. “With nearly twenty years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit communities and her track record of building partnerships and bringing people together, I know Irma will make a great addition to the team and be a real resource for the Members of the Caucus.”
WASHINGTON –House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement on the House Republican Budget that would end the Medicare guarantee and slash over four million jobs while rewarding those making over $1 million a year with over $300,000 in additional tax breaks:
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) held a press avail before the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the effects of the Republican budget and how Democrats remain committed to defending Medicare, and healthcare reform. You can watch the avail and read the transcript below:
Two years ago, House Democrats joined with President Barack Obama to pass the Affordable Care Act. By eliminating pre-existing conditions, closing the Medicare donut hole, and extending coverage for 2.5 million young adults, the Affordable Care Act is increasing access to health care for every American.
Now, Republicans want to repeal the law – taking away middle class benefits and protections and putting your healthcare back in the hands of the special interests that have driven up healthcare costs year after year.