Empowerment | Opportunities

Growing An Opportunity Economy

Feb 03, 2015 | Communications •

Republican Leadership Press Conference
February 3, 2015

“We are growing an Opportunity Economy, not Washington, D.C.’s economy. We are here to empower people, not government.”

Participants:
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 Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:
“Yesterday, when he sent his budget to Congress, President Obama touted it as ‘practical, not partisan.’ But let’s stop for a second and think about what’s really practical for people in all corners of this country. It’s not practical for America’s working moms and dads to juggle multiple jobs just to make ends meet. It’s not practical for small businesses to pay close to $11,000 per employee just to comply with federal regulations. And it’s certainly not practical for middle-class Americans to be saddled with more than 20 new tax increases to pay for more spending in Washington, D.C.

“That’s why we’re taking action here in the House – to restore health care options, reduce small business regulations, create more good-paying jobs, and empower every single person in this country. We are growing an Opportunity Economy, not Washington, D.C.’s economy. We are here to empower people, not government. So let’s work together – the White House and Congress, Democrats and Republicans – to make it happen.”