Republican Leadership Election Press Conference

“Americans have entrusted Republicans with the responsibility of leading both the House and Senate. We are humbled by this opportunity and take it seriously. I’m proud of our leadership team assembled here. Together, our focus will continue to be listening to the people and making their priorities our priorities. We have an opportunity to do some important things in the months ahead. We have made clear that we’ll start with the jobs bills the outgoing Senate majority ignored for too long. We’ve decided not to wait on one of them: the Keystone pipeline. The House will vote tomorrow to build the Keystone pipeline, and we’re hopeful the Senate will approve it as well. This is a vote to lower energy costs for families and create more American jobs. Finding common ground won’t always be easy, but for the sake of America’s workers, we hope the president will sign this bipartisan bill without any further delay.”

-Speaker John A. Boehner

House Republicans today elected the following members of their leadership team for the 114th Congress:

Speaker of the House: Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
Majority Leader: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
NRCC Chairman: Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
Policy Committee Chairman: Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
Conference Vice-Chair: Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Conference Secretary: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Sophomore Representative: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Freshman Representative: Rep.-elect Mimi Walters (R-CA)