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Larson: Concerns of the People Must Rise Above Politics

August 1, 2014
Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today:

“The frustration of the American people is only further underscored by the hypocrisy of Republican leaders who, while at war with themselves, continue to make our citizens the victims.

“Instead of moving forward on comprehensive infrastructure programs to rebuild the nation, instead of making sure students can afford a higher education and those that have accumulated debt can refinance and restructure, instead of addressing comprehensive immigration reform, Republican Leadership spent the first part of this week suing the President of the United States and the latter part of the week writing a bill that ignores the issue at hand while providing special provisions for the Texas National Guard.

“It’s beyond hypocrisy and a spectacle of embarrassment for a nation that deserves a government working on its behalf. A government that helps create jobs, provides relief and brings opportunity for our citizens. The American people will see through this political stunt and I applaud those, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the AFL-CIO and others for seeing this issue for what it is.

“I pledge to continue working with those Republicans, as we saw earlier this week with the veterans bill, who understand that the concerns for the people must rise above the politics.”