WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) and Rep. Jackie Speier (CA), held a press avail after the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Congress to act on jobs as well as the GOP Budget and the benefits of healthcare reform. You can watch the avail and read the transcript below:
WASHINGTON –House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement on today’s report that the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February, enjoying the 24th straight month of private sector job growth.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) and guest speaker Daniel Weiss, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, held a press avail before the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Congress to act to address jobs and gas prices. You can watch the avail and transcript below:
WASHINGTON –House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today after House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Norm Dicks (D-WA) announced he will not run for reelection:
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) announced that his Chief of Staff, Shelley Rubino, is leaving at the end of the month to become Vice President of Global Government Affairs of Airlines for America (A4A).
WASHINGTON –House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today after House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) announced he will not run for reelection:
“David Dreier has spent over thirty years representing the state of California and his constituents in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is both a fierce adversary and a good ally on a broad range of subjects. He has always been a good friend with an insightful perspective.
Last night House Democrats voted to send the President landmark legislation to reform our nation’s health care system. The bill will stop insurance company abuses, bring down the deficit, rein in health care costs for families and small businesses, create up to 4 million new private sector jobs over the next 10 years, strengthen Medicare, and expand quality health coverage to 32 million Americans who can not afford it now.
Today, this Congress accomplished something that was almost 100 years in the making. When the President signs this legislation into law, the American people will see clearly whose side this Democratic Caucus is on. We are standing up to health insurance company abuses and decades of discrimination and mistreatment.
On the eve of tomorrow’s vote, President Barack Obama spoke to the House Democratic Caucus about the historic nature of our health care reforms. The following video – shown to members of Congress before the President’s speech – provides a look back at the decades of progress made in pursuit of those reforms. Take a look:
Today, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Medical Association (AMA) came out in support of our health insurance reform bill.
They are part of a growing list of hundreds of advocacy groups that support our plan to put Americans and small businesses back in charge of their health care choices, make coverage more affordable for everyone, and hold insurance companies accountable – stopping their worst practices like denying you coverage because of a pre-existing condition, dropping your covera
These brave people recently came to Washington to tell us their stories and participate in a briefing hosted by Health Care for America Now (HCAN).
As you listen you’ll understand why it's so important to pass legislation that will hold insurance companies accountable, stop abuses, and give every American the choice of quality, affordable coverage.
House Democrats are closer than ever to reforming our nation's broken health insurance system with a plan that benefits our nation's seniors by strengthening Medicare, closing the "donut hole" to lower seniors' prescription drug costs, and improving the coordination and quality of care.
Watch as Members talk about how seniors will benefit from health reform.
In the 30s and 60s Republicans claimed that Social Security and Medicare would bring about economic disaster and a socialist society. History has proven them wrong about both of those widely supported programs, yet today they are claiming the same thing about health care reform.
Can you figure out which Republican quotes are attacking Social Security, Medicare or health care reform?
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 243,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. This marks the 23rd consecutive month of private sector job growth:
WASHINGTON –House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement on the decision by Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC) to not seek reelection this year:
“From his tireless representation of his North Carolina constituents to his leadership of the Blue Dog coalition, Heath has been a terrific Member and a strong voice for our economy and the entrepreneurs that help make our nation great.
WASHINGTON – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) announced the retirement of the Caucus’s Executive Director, George Shevlin, and thanked him for 20 years of outstanding service to the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON – To mark the 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, which set free a flood of unlimited money in politics, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) and the Members of the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Fair Governance called for immediate reform of how U.S. elections are funded.