New Year, New Congress

Republican Leadership Press Conference
January 7, 2015

Participants:
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Rep. Todd Young (R-IN)

Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:

“Today marks an important beginning. The beginning of a new year, a new Congress, and a renewed opportunity to make life better for people in every corner of this country. This is the first week of America’s New Congress, and we’re already putting forward solutions to get people back to work, promote our veterans, expand energy production, and help middle-class Americans bring home more take-home pay. And these solutions are just the beginning – the beginning of a Congress that will be both bold and unwavering in its commitment to help the American people.

“Last night, my husband and three kids joined me as I took my sixth oath of office to serve the people of Eastern Washington in Congress. And as I took that oath, I was reminded of why we are all here: to advance solutions that makes people’s lives better. And that is our vision for America’s New Congress.”