WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) mocked House Republicans today for choosing to use the very limited time left this Congress to pursue a cheap, partisan, political attack instead of getting to work addressing the long list of important business facing the nation.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) and Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) held a press avail after the Democratic Caucus meeting this morning calling on the Republican leadership to keep the House in session to complete the nation’s business.
You can watch the avail and read the transcript below:
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s August employment report. The U.S. economy added 96,000 jobs, including 103,000 private sector jobs. The unemployment rate shrank to 8.1 percent:
“This past week Americans have been provided with a clear choice between continued action to boost growth and economic prosperity or returning to the failed policies that landed us in this crisis in the first place.
73 years ago today, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, received the first Social Security check as a result of Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of the Social Security Act into law. Fuller had worked for three years under the Social Security program prior to receiving her first $22.54 check in 1940. Today, Social Security is an American institution, providing economic security to over 50 million seniors, disabled workers, widows and children.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Budget Committee Chairman, is being highlighted as a man of vision for the Republican Party. As Americans begin to learn about Ryan’s extreme vision, we wanted to make sure you had a quick reference guide to some of his vision’s core components.