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Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement tonight after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling. Under the deal, the government would be funded through January 15th while the debt ceiling would be raised through February 7th:
Washington - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined colleagues in signing a petition to bring legislation to the floor that would reopen the federal government. The shutdown began on October 1st after attempts to vote on a bill to fund the government were blocked by House Republican leadership in a failed effort to defund the Affordable Care Act.
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after House Republicans voted to send a Continuing Resolution that threatens healthcare for millions of Americans to the U.S. Senate with less than four hours left to avoid a federal government shutdown:
"I am disappointed tonight that House Republican leadership continues to play hostage politics with our economy and move towards a government shutdown. It is truly a shame that our economic certainty has taken a back seat to ideology tonight in Congress.
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: