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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.