Scalise: Days of Washington Working Against Families Are Over
Washington, January 10, 2023
Yesterday, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) on Fox News Channel's Hannity. Leader Scalise highlighted how the Republicans’ rules package will change the way Washington works by putting constituents first through an engaging and transparent legislative process that ends the days of needing to pass bills to find out what is in them.
Click here or on the image above to view the interview.On the Rules Package: “I think it's so important that the American people finally said, enough is enough. And, look, there's a lot of despair out there. Families are struggling. And the real problem was they did not see Washington working for them because Washington was working against them. “The problems families are facing – from higher costs, inflation, high energy costs, open border – [are] all created by President Biden, the extreme agenda of [former Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and [Senate Leader] Chuck Schumer. And so people said okay, we've got one opportunity to at least put some checks and balances and send people willing to fight for the families that are left behind. “And that was really at the heart of the rules package. Because before we could go start fighting for those families, we had to change the way Washington works. And that's really why the Democrats were so concerned about these rules changes – because they realize the party's over. The idea that you can write four or five thousand-page bills by dark of night, the old Pelosi way of, you’ve got to pass the bill to find out what’s in it – those days are over. “72-hour rule, single subject bills, Sean, allowing members – all members, not just in leadership, but rank-and-file members – to be engaged in the process of going to bat for those families that are struggling. That hadn’t happened.”