Larson, Becerra and Clyburn spoke to reporters following welcoming remarks from Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, as well as a plenary session on jobs and the economy. Members heard from pollster Stan Greenberg, economist Mark Zandi and Heather Boushey, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
O’Malley, who was sworn in for a second term this week, thanked the Caucus for its efforts on the economic stimulus and health care overhaul, and urged Democrats “to keep up the good work,” according to a Democratic aide who was paraphrasing the governor’s remarks.
Larson said House Democrats were “excited and enthusiastic” about moving forward with a focus on jobs. “Our sleeves are rolled up, ready to work,” he added.
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