McMorris Rodgers: “For all of us, it’s personal.”

Republican Leadership Press Conference:
February 14, 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)
Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR)

Following are McMorris Rodgers’s remarks, as delivered:

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! And especially to Brian who proposed to me 11 years ago today. He did it right.

As we approach our work as a unified republican government, our 200 day plan, one of our top priorities is to repeal and replace Obamacare. And with the confirmation of our colleague Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary, we are excited to see him in that position and we trust that he is the best choice to lead in this effort.

And his confirmation is just one of those additional steps as we move forward with the repeal and replace of Obamacare.

We’re on track.

Our committees are going to work on tax credits, on health savings accounts, on medicaid, on restoring a robust insurance market.

Really pleased to have Chairman Walden and Chairman Brady with us today to go into more detail on these efforts.

We’re continuing our work to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a 21st Century health care system that works for everyone — including the most vulnerable in our communities…

The people with disabilities… The people with preexisting conditions. The people who need help.

Our goal is to ensure that everyone has better access, better options. We want people to be empowered to make the best health care decisions for themselves.

It’s important to all of us. For all of us, it’s personal.