Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address:

“The President is right to say the world is changing, but his agenda continues to put America in a weaker position at home and abroad to respond to that change. His policies at home have bred division and left people stuck in a stagnant economy, and his negligence abroad has led to more instability and insecurity. We need a new strategy to defeat ISIS and to hold countries like Iran, China, and Russia accountable to make America safe. But this Administration must also recognize that we can only overcome our greatest challenges by empowering the American people, not Washington. House Republicans will continue to fight this Administration’s kneejerk tendency to impose regulations or executive actions. We will lead with bold, new ideas that empower Americans with opportunities to innovate, grow, and prosper.”