“In the first 100 days, the new Republican Majority has empowered the individual. We’ve put people above politics. And we’ve worked together to get things done. This is why we’re here.”
Republican Leadership Press Conference
April 22, 2015
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:
“It’s been just over 100 days since the new Republican Majority came to Congress to advance solutions for Americans in every corner of this country. And in the last 100 days, that’s exactly what we have done: we have opened the doors to America’s Opportunity Economy. We’ve done that by doing one thing: empowering the individual.
“All of our solutions – from helping job seekers to simplifying the tax code to expanding educational opportunities for our students – are based on empowering every individual to reach their full potential. In the last 100 days, House Republicans have passed a budget that balances in less than ten years and makes Congress accountable to the people it represents. We’ve passed legislation to give our local businesses and job seekers – like those back in Spokane, Washington – greater opportunities to expand and succeed.
“And we’ve taken on one of the greatest causes of our time, which is bringing the VA into the 21st century so it can better serve those that have defended this country. In the first 100 days, the new Republican Majority has empowered the individual. We’ve put people above politics. And we’ve worked together to get things done. This is why we’re here. And that is what we will continue to do.”