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.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), and Reps. Rosa DeLauro (CT)and Joe Courtney (CT) held a press availability today before the Democratic Caucus meeting on the ongoing storm recovery efforts in Connecticut and the need for Congress to address Jobs. Below is the transcript:
Chairman Larson: Well good morning and thank you very much for joining us for a pre Caucus conference. We want to take a moment before we begin – a parochial interest, but something extraordinarily important.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), and Reps. Charlie Gonzalez (TX) and Kathy Hochul (NY) held a press availability today after the Democratic Caucus meeting on the need for Congress to address Jobs. Below is the transcript and video:
The number one issue for House Democrats is jobs. This year, House Democrats decided to hold our annual issues conference in Washington and focus entirely on the one issue that matters most to the nation: jobs. This January, our caucus will convene for a jobs summit, meeting with experts and average Americans about how we can reemploy America and rebuild our economy.
This Wednesday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new mammogram screening recommendations – moving the recommended age to start receiving mammograms up from 40 to 50 years old. This has caused confusion and worry among American women and their families.
By guest blogger, Congresswoman Betty Sutton (OH-13), Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Job Creation
American families are suffering. Far too many have lost their jobs and many more are left worrying about what tomorrow will bring. The national unemployment rate has reached 10.2 percent. Now is the time for bold efforts to create jobs and rebuild our economy so that it will work for and with America’s workers and businesses. I have heard it said that “we are in a jobless recovery.” But I assert that there is no such thing. There cannot be a meaningful “recovery” until and unless Americans have access to jobs that will enable them to provide for themselves and their families.
Today, House Democrats sent a clear message to the Senate and the nation – reducing the deficit and restoring fiscal responsibility are a must for this Congress.
American families know that using credit cards to pay off their bills is irresponsible spending that will drive them deeper into debt. Well, the government can’t live outside its means either. We must hold ourselves accountable for every dollar we want to spend to ensure that future generations are not stuck with the bills.
Jobs are the number one priority for House Democrats and momentum is building amongst our colleagues towards job creation legislation. Last night, the House Democratic Caucus met with experts and economists to talk about the best ways to grow jobs and get our economy back on track. Caucus members listened to featured guests Richard L.
We recently spoke with Rep. John Dingell (MI-15), the longest serving Member of the House, about growing up as the son of a Member of Congress, continuing his father’s legacy, and the historic health care legislation passed by the House.
The Affordable Health Care for America Act empowers consumers to make healthy and nutritious choices by requiring chain restaurants to list calorie counts for each menu option. This provision is great news for the millions of Americans who want to make informed decisions about the food they eat. Now, Americans can walk into a restaurant and compare calories so they can choose the food option that will best fit their health and wellness needs.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), and Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Dr. Joseph Stiglitz held a press availability today after the Democratic Caucus meeting on jobs and the economy. Below is the transcript and video:
HARTFORD, CT – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) released the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
“September 11, 2001 is to a whole generation what December 7, 1941 was to an earlier generation. Ten years later what must be underscored is how during the days, weeks and months following the attack we came together as a nation.
WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (CT), New Democrats Caucus Vice-Chairman Rick Larsen (WA) and Progressive Caucus Co-Chairman Keith Ellison (MN) held a press availability today before the Democratic Caucus meeting on jobs and the economy. Below is the transcript and video: