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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson: Congress Needs To Fulfill Its Constitutional Obligation and Return From Recess

August 13, 2017
Press Release
Writes to House and Senate Leaders to call Congress Back into Session

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. John Larson (CT-01) sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking them to call Congress back into session to deal with the escalating situation with North Korea.

"The events that have transpired this week, the bellicose threats from Kim Jong Un and the President’s response, have the nation in a state of high anxiety.  All around the country, people are talking about the potential threat of war.  Congress is the branch of government closest to the people, and it needs to assert its Constitutional role under Article I, Section 8, and provide a unified response to Kim Jong Un. Congress needs to be involved, briefed and informed. In the same way we acted in unison with sanctions, we must do so with the threat of war as well," said Larson in the letter.


The full letter can be viewed here.