Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) and Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) held a press avail before the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Republicans in Congress to put aside partisan interests and address jobs and a full extension of unemployment insurance and the middle class payroll tax cut before Congress:
WASHINGTON – Last week, the New York Times highlighted a rare, mysterious neurological disorder called Prosopagnosia – otherwise known as face blindness. House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) thinks that the Times story may have stumbled on the reason Congressional Republicans have been so blind to the needs of middle-class and unemployed Americans:
Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement on President Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
“President Obama made the right choice in appointing Richard Cordray to head the CFPB over Republican objections today. American families and our economy finally have a tough watchdog in place looking out for our best interests just as we intended with Wall Street Reform.
This morning, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Chris Van Hollen went to the House Floor to simply ask for a vote on a bipartisan bill that passed the Senate 89 to 10 to extend the payroll tax cut for 160 million American workers and unemployment benefits for 2.3 million people looking for work, and ensure access for 48 million seniors to their doctors. Yet instead voting on this critical bill, Republicans literally walked away from helping middle class Americans. Watch:
Today the House passed the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act to give the American people more choice in their health care by requiring health insurance companies to compete fairly and adhere to the same anti-trust laws as other companies.
Have you or someone you know experienced deceptive tactics from your credit card company?
Today, common sense reforms to the credit card industry will go into effect -- finally holding credit card companies accountable for their abusive practices. The Credit CARD Act is part of our long-term plan to rebuild our economy in a way that works for middle-class families and rewards responsibility and hard work – not high-flying finance schemes.
Today, Chairman Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) formally invited Mr. Akio Toyoda, President of the Toyota Motor Corporation to testify before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the recall of millions of his companies cars over serious safety issues.
This time last year, our economy was in freefall – losing more than 700,000 jobs a month, cutting into Americans’ retirement savings, freezing lending to small businesses, and hurting families working to make ends meet.
Congress and President Obama took bold action with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a bill designed to create and save jobs, inject demand into the economy, and build our future prosperity on a firmer foundation.
Since it was signed into law, the Recovery Act has:
It was August 28th, 1963, and the greatest civil rights coalition in modern history had descended upon Washington. Hundreds of thousands of protestors trekked through the heat, stretching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. For several hours, marchers heard oratory expression from civil rights, religious, labor, and student leaders from across the country.
Over the last few days, House Republicans have claimed in a series of interviews and opinion pieces to offer “better solutions” to our nation’s fiscal problems. However, a closer look at these plans shows that their proposals are actually old ideas to privatize Social Security and disman
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted to eliminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Election Assistance Commission:
“At this moment when we are in the middle of a national debate about whether our government will work for all Americans, or just the wealthiest few, House Republicans voted today to make it easier for big money and special interests to maintain an outsized influence.
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) released the following statement on the announcement that House Sergeant at Arms William "Bill" Livingood will retire after 17 years of service:
"What a great guardian and protector of Members of Congress Bill has been. His incredible service to the country, his compassion and understanding of the institution and the Members and staff who serve the public has been unsurpassed.
Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) and Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) held a press avail before the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Congress to address Jobs. You can watch the avail below:
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today on the announcement by Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (TX) that he will not run for reelection next year:
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today on the announcement by Congressman Barney Frank (MA) that he will not run for reelection next year:
“When you think about the contribution of Barney Frank, imagine Oscar Wilde and Clarence Darrow rolled up in a magnificent legislator endowed with quick wit and humor, and razor sharp intellect. What an enormous loss for Congress and the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force co-chairs Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach an agreement to address the country’s debt.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT), released the following statement on the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach a deal that would put America back to work and reduce our deficit:
“The failure of the Super Committee to reach a deal is huge missed opportunity for the nation because it was the clearest shot for Congress to address the number one issue facing American families: jobs.