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(Hartford) – Today Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement following the President's remarks on the current fiscal cliff negotiations:

"The President is right. People across America do their job every day and the Congress has a responsibility to do theirs. Hopefully the Senate acts on an agreement and Speaker Boehner then allows a vote on the House floor.

"However, if agreement cannot be reached, both Harry Reid and John Boehner have an obligation to the American people to put the President's proposal on the floor and vote.

"Irrespective of where you stand on the issue, the American people deserve an up or down vote on whether middle class taxes go up, and a fiscal cliff is avoided."