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.
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.
By Congressman Phil Hare (IL-17), a member of the Congressional Task Force on Job Creation – a group of 20 members working together to gather and review ideas for legislation that will create jobs and put our economy on sound footing for the future.
For eight years, President Bush and his Republican allies looked the other way as Wall Street and big banks exploited loopholes and ignored growing problems in the financial sector. As a result they did not protect America’s families and small businesses from the impending financial crisis. This failure to regulate financial markets let Wall Street and the big banks gamble with our money and compromise our future, our savings, and the American Dream. We know what happened: the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
The holiday season has officially arrived in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi lit this year’s Capitol Christmas tree tonight – an 85-foot blue spruce from Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The tree is strewn with strands of energy-efficient LED lights, part of our efforts to save energy.
Every day, House Democrats hear from their constituents about how job losses brought about by the Bush economic policies are impacting their communities. Recently Congressman Dave Obey (WI-07), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, shared a story about how the unemployment crisis has affected people in his district:
Jobs, jobs, jobs. The Congressional Jobs Creation Task Force is committed to putting Americans back to work and we want you, the American people, to join our conversation. Our caucus is working hard to find immediate solutions to create jobs. There is no shortage of good ideas on the table but the government alone can not solve our economic problems. Now we are joining the White House in hearing from you about how you think we can grow good-paying jobs in your community. This week, the House Democrats unveiled a new feature on our website that gives Americans a seat at the table.
Washington - House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today applauding the thousands of Americans who have taken to the streets in New York and around the country for a more fair and equitable nation:
“In New York and across the country, thousands of Americans have taken to the streets, certain of the morality of their message: bringing fairness to Main Street.
“The silent masses aren't so silent anymore. They are fighting to give voice to the struggles that everyday Americans are going through.
WASHINGTON – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) joined Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (MI) and other Committee Democrats to call for House action on H.R. 639, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act, which would rein in China's currency manipulation, which costs one-million plus American jobs, according to numerous economists.
The full press conference video and an excerpt of Chairman Larson’s remarks are below:
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement today on Rep. Jerry Costello's decision not to run for reelection in 2012:
“This is an enormous loss to the Congress, not only for Illinois, but for his expertise on transportation issues, and most importantly as a moderate, thinking, pragmatic individual who could work across the aisle to get things done.
“But most of all, as a good friend, he will be dearly missed.”
WASHINGTON – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) introduced H.R. 12, President Obama’s American Jobs Act. The text of the bill is below.
Larson released the following statement:
“The President has drafted a plan that is focused on what the 14 million Americans who are out of work know they need – the simple dignity of a job. He deserves a vote on his plan in as timely a fashion as possible because those 14 million Americans can’t wait the 14 months until the next election for this to be resolved.”
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) held a press availability today after the Democratic Caucus meeting on Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction. You can watch the video and read the transcript below:
WASHINGTON – On MSNBC’s POLITICS NATION program with Reverend Al Sharpton this evening, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT) called for “an up-or-down vote on the economy and putting 14 million Americans back to work, lowering our deficit and creating fairness.” Below is the transcript and video: