Larson: We Can’t Afford To Keep Kicking-the-Can
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.
“Instead of wasting what precious little time we have left this year on legislating Grover Norquist’s extreme agenda or attacking President Obama’s efforts to move more people from welfare to work, we should be buckling down and getting to work addressing the long list of important business facing the nation. From the President’s jobs bill to the middle class tax cuts, there’s plenty of things we could be doing to help the millions of Americans stuck in the dark abyss of uncertainty.”