Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) today called on House Republicans to return to work immediately after the holidays to pass the bipartisan Senate bill that will prevent a tax increase on 160 million Americans on New Year’s Day:
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 House Republican opposition to H.R. 3630 - Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011:
Last week, House Republicans had an opportunity to end the political theater and join the President and Congressional Democrats to prevent a tax hike on middle class Americans. Yet instead of working to find a bipartisan compromise, House Republicans offered a bill filled with poison pills that was too extreme to pass the Senate and become law.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the federal government through FY 2012.
“This bill, while far from perfect, is a product of compromise and is a dramatic improvement over what was initially proposed by House Republicans. I want to congratulate Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers and Ranking Member Norm Dicks on being able to reach a compromise.
Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today announcing the creation of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Fair Governance. The Task Force on Fair Governance will be Co-Chaired by Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME), John Sarbanes (MD), John Lewis (GA) and Michael Capuano (MA):
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) held a press avail before the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Republicans in Congress to stop the political theater and address jobs and extend unemployment insurance and the middle class payroll tax cut before Congress leaves for the holidays. Watch and read the transcript below:
One year ago today, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became the first major act of Congress signed into law by President Barack Obama. We joined Lilly Ledbetter and Congressman George Miller, Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, to discuss Ledbetter’s courageous story and what the Act means for working Americans across the country:
Yesterday, the President told the country that creating jobs is our number one focus in 2010. Today, House Democrats continue that work by hearing from a panel of leaders in the clean energy industry speak about their successes creating jobs with smart grid technology. The companies that the panelists represent are already creating thousands of new jobs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil by improving domestic energy efficiency.
Governor McDonnell’s response to the President’s State of the Union is emblematic of today’s Republican Party: fuzzy facts and no real solutions. See our corrections to McDonnell’s worst mistakes below.
Excerpts from McDonnell’s SOTU Response:
"Today, the federal government is simply trying to do too much."
Tonight President Obama will give his first State of the Union to Congress and the nation. As we listen to our President lay out his vision for strengthening our economy and creating new jobs, let’s look back at past speeches that gave other Presidents to the opportunity to bring our nation out of difficult times and into a brighter future.
Tonight, House Democrats will proudly welcome President Obama back to our chamber to deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.
As the President lays out his priorities for the coming year, we hope he’ll join us in presenting a plan that puts the middle class first – by creating jobs, cutting the deficit, and holding big banks accountable to make our economy work for average Americans again.
Last night on the Daily Show, Elizabeth Warren, the Inspector General for TARP, gives a clear rationale for comprehensive reform of our financial regulatory system -- the banks won't change unless we force them to. Also, she gives House Dems the credit they are due for passing legislation that will change how business is done on Wall street.
Gonzalez’ father, Henry Gonzalez co-founded the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in 1976 when he represented Texas’s 20th district. Today, Congressman Charlie Gonzalez continues his father’s groundbreaking work.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT), who introduced President Obama’s American Jobs Act, released the following statement tonight on House passage of the “VOW to Hire Heroes Act”, the veterans portion of the AJA:
“Our men and women in uniform live by the expression ‘leave no soldier behind’, and so should Congress. We’ve asked a lot of our veterans and when they return home we must ensure that they’re taken care of; which includes making sure they can find a good paying job as they transition to civilian life.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), and Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA) held a press avail after the Democratic Caucus meeting today on the need for Congress to address Jobs. Below is the transcript and video:
Chairman Larson: Thank you for joining us this morning. We just completed a caucus where our continued focus is on putting the country back to work.
HARTFORD, CT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement recognizing Veterans Day today and honoring the service of our men and women in uniform:
“Americans owe our veterans and their families immeasurable thanks for their service to our country. Today, we honor the bravery and valor of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines, past and present. Let us vow to never forget their sacrifices.
WASHINGTON — With low voter participation across the nation at the polls this week, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT), announced today that he supports an initiative to move elections from Tuesdays to the weekend to make it easier for all citizens to do their civic duty.
Washington - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT), the House sponsor of the American Jobs Act, released the following statement after Senate Republicans unanimously blocked the Senate from moving forward with the infrastructure investment portion of the bill today to help put America back to work:
“Once again, a majority of the Senate has spoken, yet no action will be taken to put America back to work because of a broken system.