House Republican leadership kept the focus on jobs in their weekly press conference today, discussing the upcoming House vote on a manufacturing jobs bill and keeping the heat on President Obama and Senate Democrats to approve the Keystone pipeline.
This week, Representative Brad Wenstrup delivers the Weekly Republican Address. Dr. Wenstrup represents Ohio’s Second District, and his address focuses on Republicans’ commitment to honoring the American people’s trust by focusing first on jobs and the economy.
"You deserve a government that doesn’t just “hear you,” but actually listens to you and puts your priorities first – that focuses on securing more jobs and a better future for our children, " Wenstrup says.
"This is what you can expect from the new Republican majority."
“Americans have entrusted Republicans with the responsibility of leading both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity and take it seriously. I’m proud of our leadership team assembled here. Together, our focus will continue to be listening to the people and making their priorities our priorities. We have an opportunity to do some important things in the months ahead. We have made clear that we’ll start with the jobs bills the outgoing Senate majority ignored for too long. We’ve decided not to wait on one of them: the Keystone pipeline. The House will vote tomorrow to build the Keystone pipeline, and we’re hopeful the Senate will approve it as well. This is a vote to lower energy costs for families and create more American jobs. Finding common ground won’t always be easy, but for the sake of America’s workers, we hope the president will sign this bipartisan bill without any further delay.”
-Speaker John A. Boehner
House Republicans today elected the following members of their leadership team for the 114th Congress:
Speaker of the House: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
Majority Leader: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
NRCC Chairman: Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
Policy Committee Chairman: Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
Conference Vice-Chair: Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Conference Secretary: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Sophomore Representative: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Freshman Representative: Rep.-elect Mimi Walters (R-CA)
Rep. Jason Smith celebrates the Constitution and the document's importance on Constitution Day, 2014.
"On this Constitution Day, I would like to take the time to remind us all that all parts of the founding document are important. Especially in this time of Executive overreach, we should remember that our Constitution created three equal and distinct branches of government."
At a press conference today, Republican leaders urged Senate Democrats to act on the dozens of House-passed jobs bills they’re blocking, including two more major bills to boost American energy and economic growth that will be on the House floor this week.