The Republican Do Nothing Congress – rated among the least productive in history – has managed to outdo itself, refusing to hear debate on critical legislation for over a month. Over that period, the House has only met nine times for brief sessions lasting for just a few minutes.
In other words, they’ve met for less than an hour over the course of a full month. Not bad work if you can get it.
HARTFORD, CT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor’s September employment report, which shows that the U.S. economy added 114,000 jobs in September - the 31st straight month of private sector job growth - and saw unemployment fall to 7.8 percent:
WASHINGTON – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson, Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xaiver Becerra, Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen, and House Democrats held a press conference calling on House Republicans to cancel recess until the Republican controlled Congress fulfills their responsibilities to the American people.
You can watch the press conference and read the transcript below:
WASHINGTON – On MSNBC today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) told Martin Bashir that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn’t understand how personal his attack on 47% of the country is to Americans because they are “invisible to him”.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement on the House passage of H.J. Res. 117 – the six-month bill to keep the government funded into the 113th Congress:
“The vote today may allow people to take a deep breath and avoid another manufactured crisis before the election, but we’re simply kicking the can down the road again.
“American families are hurting and they are looking for Congress to lead. What they’re getting from the GOP instead is the biggest do-nothing-Congress ever.