McMorris Rodgers: “President Trump has made clear that he is a man of action, and WE. ARE. READY.”

Republican Leadership Press Conference:
January 31, 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)

Following are McMorris Rodgers’s remarks, as delivered:

Our unified Republican government is an opportunity for a positive disruption from the status quo that we’ve seen the last few years under President Obama.

The status quo that puts bureaucrats before people — with their pages and pages of rules and regulations.

So this week, we’re taking action on the explosion of regulations that we’ve seen hurting families, and costing us jobs all across the country.

That’s why we wanted Rep. Tipton to join us, because he’s really been a leader, hard at work on the Congressional Review Act to help roll back some of the most damaging regulations of the last eight years.

Every day we hear stories of people that are stuck in the red tape — colleges and universities bound by mandates; tech companies and startups trying to deal with overtime rules; families and small business owners that are just trying to get by.

But even with all of this happening, we’re focusing our efforts to repeal Obamacare, and replace it with “PEOPLE-first” health care that’s going to work for everybody.

This week — at Energy and Commerce — we’re holding hearings on the next steps for replacing Obamacare.

Republicans are working to make sure pre-existing conditions are covered, the insurance market is stabilized, and Medicaid is strengthened and prioritized for those who need it most.

President Trump has made clear that he is a man of action, and WE. ARE. READY.