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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson, Connecticut Delegation: Stay in Congress and Vote on the Issues that Impact the American People

July 30, 2014
Press Release
With A Number of Issues Awaiting Action, Delegation Again Calls on Leadership to Keep House in Session

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined the entire Connecticut House Delegation released the following statement today as Speaker John Boehner attempts to push through a lawsuit against President Barack Obama in the final days before the August District Work Period:

“We are extremely disappointed that, with so many issues still left on the table, House Republican Leadership is choosing to waste time and money on a frivolous lawsuit against the President,” said Congressman John B. Larson, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman Joe Courtney, Congressman Jim Himes and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty in a joint statement.

“Instead of voting on long-term transportation funding to give our construction and other related industries the certainty they need to create jobs and fix our infrastructure, House Leadership is attempting to sue the President. Rather than bring comprehensive immigration reform to the floor, House Leadership is focused on suing the President. As measures to reduce gun violence, provide equal pay for equal work, ensure our businesses have the resources they need to export and compete globally, and others to make higher education more affordable await action, House Leadership is wasting time and money on a distracting, meritless lawsuit.”

“Leadership should end this political charade that will only waste time and tax dollars. The nation deserves better. The House should stay in session through August, vote on the issues that impact the American people, and get the job done.”