Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) and Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) held a press avail before the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Republicans in Congress to put aside partisan interests and address jobs and a full extension of unemployment insurance and the middle class payroll tax cut before Congress:
WASHINGTON – Last week, the New York Times highlighted a rare, mysterious neurological disorder called Prosopagnosia – otherwise known as face blindness. House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) thinks that the Times story may have stumbled on the reason Congressional Republicans have been so blind to the needs of middle-class and unemployed Americans:
Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement on President Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
“President Obama made the right choice in appointing Richard Cordray to head the CFPB over Republican objections today. American families and our economy finally have a tough watchdog in place looking out for our best interests just as we intended with Wall Street Reform.
This morning, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen went to the House Floor to simply ask for a vote on a bipartisan bill that passed the Senate 89 to 10 to extend the payroll tax cut for 160 million American workers and unemployment benefits for 2.3 million people looking for work, and ensure access for 48 million seniors to their doctors. Yet instead voting on this critical bill, Republicans literally walked away from helping middle class Americans. Watch: