Larson was squeezed out of House Democratic leadership for the 113th Congress, but he says he is looking forward to his new focus on the Ways and Means Committee and in mentoring younger members.
“I think the funniest thing is, it’s easier for them to talk to me then it is to, you know, talk to the general leadership. So more often than not, I get the unvarnished version of what they really think,” he said.
Walking back to his office in Longworth, Larson is waylaid by a man who asks, “I thought only the Republicans had term limits?”
“No, No. It’s a good thing for our caucus. I’ve got plenty to do,” Larson replied.
That will include a new focus on the Ways and Means Committee and on mentoring younger members, he said.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.