Washington, DC – Today at a press briefing, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) discussed how the House will work this week to move forward with the American peoples’ priorities so that working families no longer feel the economic squeeze under the Democrat Majority in the Senate. Following is a transcript of Leader McCarthy’s remarks:
Watch Leader McCarthy’s remarks online here.
“Welcome back. I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.
“I want to start with something that I’d never thought I’d do or that I’ve never done before. I agree with Chuck Schumer. And I want to quote Senator Schumer when he talked about Obamacare. He quoted, ‘wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end of the recession, for better wages, more jobs – not changes in healthcare.’
“What I see today, when you look at the Wall Street Journal the article today, ‘Basic Costs Squeeze Families,’ because of the rise in healthcare costs. And you look at the work that Chairman Camp (MI-04) and Senator Reid did together to make a bipartisan agreement when it came to tax-extenders, made a lot of it permanent to help job creation. But unfortunately the President disagreed with a bipartisan agreement.
“Now the House will act this week. We will move extenders. We will also bring up The ABLE Act. But again, when you look long-term, when there’s a bipartisan agreement that helps bring jobs, I think it’d be best for the White House to agree and move forward.”