Larson Encourages Democratic Unity in Midst of Transition
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.
At the same time, my heart went out to those members who will not be joining us next year in the 113th Congress. We owe them a debt of gratitude and thanks for their service to the nation and the constituents they have so ably served.
I commend Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn, and Xavier Becerra for their leadership this Congress and underscore all the praise for Steve Israel, whose efforts helped deliver the significant gains we made in the House this year.
Unity remains our strength, and as the outgoing Chairman of the Caucus my goal is to build on that unity and ensure a smooth transition so that we can maintain a laser sharp focus on job creation, middle class tax cuts and reforming our broken electoral system.
I salute all of you - my friends and colleagues - and thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in me as the Chairman of the Caucus. I look forward to continuing to be of service to all of you in any way I can.