WASHINGTON – On MSNBC yesterday Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna Insurance – one of the largest insurers in the nation – stressed that “we still have to address the $750 billion a year waste in the [healthcare] system that could more than pay for not only the Affordable Care act, but half the nation’s deficit.” House Democr
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) was joined by Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (MD) for a press avail after the Democratic Caucus meeting this afternoon on the need for Congress to focus on jobs and averting the fiscal cliff. Below is the transcript and video:
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following letter to his Democratic colleagues this afternoon encouraging unity in the Caucus during the transition to the 113th Congress Democratic leadership team.
Dear Democratic Colleague:
As our great group of new members came into our meeting this morning I was reminded of a point I regularly make about the House Democratic Caucus: We are America’s Caucus! The most diversified legislative body elected and assembled by any nation-state in history of the world.
HARTFORD, CT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement today after President Obama spoke on the need to address the fiscal cliff:
“After a long, hard campaign, President Obama and Governor Romney have both struck the right tone with regard to bringing the country back together. And they’re right. There is a lot of work to do. The good news is that, even in the polarized atmosphere that Washington has become, there is common ground that we can all agree on, like the need to create jobs and get the country back to work.
HARTFORD, CT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s October employment report, which shows that the U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs in October - the 32nd straight month of private sector job growth.
“Today’s report shows employers are hiring more Americans than expected. This is encouraging news and marks the thirty second straight month of private sector job growth.