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Hartford, CT - Following the passage of a Hurricane Sandy relief package by the United States Senate yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional Delegation released a joint statement calling on House leadership to vote on the bill:
"As the House of Representatives prepares to return to session, we request that you immediately schedule a vote on the Senate-passed, bipartisan Hurricane Sandy relief package.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement following the President's remarks on the current fiscal cliff negotiations:
"The President is right. People across America do their job every day and the Congress has a responsibility to do theirs. Hopefully the Senate acts on an agreement and Speaker Boehner then allows a vote on the House floor.
Hartford, CT –Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the need for House Republican leadership to allow Congress to get back to work for the American people:
"The fast approaching fiscal cliff, now only five days away, has already created uncertainty for many and threatens to raise taxes and cut services for millions.
"In Connecticut, New York and New Jersey Americans and their families wait for the relief aide that will help them rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the Republican leadership's decision to leave town without reaching a solution for the fiscal cliff:
"For over a year we've asked House Republicans to bring up the President's jobs bill.
"For months we've asked House Republicans to prevent a middle class tax hike.
"For weeks we've asked House Republicans to find compromise on the fiscal cliff.
Washington – Rep. John Larson (CT-01) was joined by incoming Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-31), and incoming Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-07) for a press avail after the weekly Democratic Caucus meeting today. Below is the transcript:
Rep. Larson: Well, good morning and we have just concluded our regular Democratic Caucus Meeting. I’m honored to be joined by Xavier Becerra, the future Chair of the Democratic Caucus and Joe Crowley its Vice Chair.
Washington- Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Joe Crowley (D-NY), all members of the tax writing Committee on Ways and Means, announced they are working on legislation in concert with Governors from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to provide tax relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, and Reps. Rosa Delauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chris Murphy (CT-05), and Jim Himes (CT-04) thanked the Administration for sending more federal assistance to help the people of Connecticut recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) urged residents and officials to make necessary steps in preparation of Hurricane Sandy. Throughout the afternoon, Congressman Larson will be reaching out to first district officials to ensure each town is aware of the resources that may be helpful in the coming days. Larson will also be speaking with Mayor Art Ward of Bristol today at 4:30 p.m. at Bristol City Hall (Mayor's Office) to discuss ways to best prepare for the hurricane.
For Immediate Release: June 11, 2008
Contact: Emily Barocas /202-225-7295/202-593-1377
REPUBLICANS DENY ASSISTANCE TO MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS