Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke at a leadership press conference today on the House’s work to repeal and replace Obamacare and how Republicans are restructuring Washington through regulatory reform.
Remarks are below or watch online here.
“When it comes to replacing Obamacare, we all know the challenges of what’s happening to so many families. The high deductibles, all those that joined the co-ops, those 23 co-ops that were given more than $2 billion—18 of them have failed….
“That’s why we cannot slow down. We have to repeal and we have to replace it. When you look at the functions of what we’re doing—focusing on the individual, focusing on the care, the betterment of all of America—these two individuals [Chairman Brady (TX-08) and Chairman Walden (OR-02)] and their committees are doing the work.
“Now, this week, we’re continuing to make sure we’re reforming and getting the regulatory process in America working right. When you look at the Congressional Review Act, only one time in history has one ever been signed into law. Two will be signed this week. We’ll have passed our 13th by the end of this week. Kevin Brady will actually be on the floor going through unemployment insurance drug testing. So many have been addicted in the past. We should not continue to help the very poor habits, but we actually should give states more flexibility getting people back to work.
“That’s exactly what we’re being able to do. When you look at these Congressional Review Acts… we’re helping America get back to work, by finding common-sense regulations. But also in the long run, what we’re doing is making sure we have a level playing field—that states have flexibility and protection.”