More on Economy
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) called on Congress to work together to avoid the looming government shutdown and a repeat of the 2011 debt ceiling debacle. The federal government faces shutdown on October 1st if Congress cannot come together on a continuing resolution and will stand to default on its bills if the debt limit is not raised by October 17th.
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives voted down H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARM) Act:
"This week partisan politics continued to plague Congress. No action was taken to help our economy. No legislation was brought up to strengthen employment. Instead, time was wasted on a harmful farm bill that in the end garnered nowhere near the support needed for what would have been a symbolic passage.
Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose the Pay China First Act.
Remarks as prepared for delivery:
"I rise today to oppose the Pay China First Act, and I do this with a heavy heart because I know of a number of talented individuals that we have on this committee and the process that we've been through in working together.
Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the passage of the Republican Budget in the U.S. House of Representatives:
(Washington) – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the proposed budget by House Republicans:
Hartford – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Labor's February employment report. The report showed that the U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, with unemployment dropping to 7.7 percent:
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the upcoming sequester. Without Congressional action, the sequester will begin automatic, across the board budget cuts to a wide range of services and programs across the country starting this Friday, March 1st:
Hartford – Today Rep. John B. Larson (Ct-01) announced his support as an original cosponsor for the Marketplace Fairness Act, which was introduced yesterday. The act would allow states including Connecticut to collect sales tax from out of state online retailers.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement today after President Barack Obama asked Congress to act on a balanced plan that would avoid the upcoming sequester:
"Every member of Congress understands the impact sequestration would have on our nation. Despite a deadline less than a month away, House Republican Leadership continues to show their opposition to any balanced plan that avoids the sequester, and provides stability for our country.
Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) made the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Labor's January employment report, showing that the economy added 157,000 jobs in January with unemployment rising to 7.9 percent:
"The January employment report further illustrates the need for Congress to find solutions to get Americans back to work. While national and private sector growth remained steady, the New Year did not bring new opportunities for many still struggling to find a job.