Larson: Speaker Should Call House Back to Pass Clean FAA Reauthorization
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement today after meeting with FAA engineers and architects who have been furloughed because of the GOP delay in reauthorizing the agency:
“Meeting today with some of the 74,000 Americans who won’t get paid for the rest of the summer because the GOP has refused to do what Congress has done twenty times over the last decade really underscores the urgency of this situation.
“As one of my constituents recently wrote me, Congress has left all too many Americans facing the “dark abyss of uncertainty,” when it comes to how they will pay their bills and support their families.
“If the Republicans in Congress really care about jobs and the economy, as they claim to, Speaker Boehner should call the House back, end the hypocrisy, demonstrate some good will, settle this issue, and put 74,000 Americans back to work.”