Republican Leadership Elections Press Conference:
November 15, 2016
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Delivered:
“As the newly elected chairman of the House Republican Conference, I am proud to introduce to you the Leadership Team for the House Republicans, the majority, for the 115th Congress.
“Clearly this was an election where the people had their voices heard. It gives me such confidence knowing at the end of the day the people are the ones that are the final decision makers in this country.
“And, all across this country, we hear from people who feel like they are working harder, doing all the right things; but, yet, it’s just harder to do those things.
“They’re paying their bills. They’re making the mortgage payments. But, it just gets harder and harder.
“Our mission, as we start this new Congress, is to restore the people’s voice in their government. There is a lot of excitement in our Conference and I’m proud to be a part of it.”