Republican Leadership Press Conference:
September 27, 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)
Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Delivered:
“A few weeks ago I met with a young farmer and his wife.
“They are probably in their early thirties, they grow produce and they sell it direct in Eastern Washington and because of new regulations coming out of the FDA he’s not sure they will be able to continue farming.
“And I asked him ‘so what are you going to do’, and he says, ‘I don’t know’.
“When the law was passed he thought that they would be fine. When the regulations came out he said ‘it’s not going to work’. And he had no say in these regulations that are effecting his livelihood and ultimately have crushed his desire to maintain a family business.
“And he and millions of other American’s find themselves in similar situations.
“Representative government is to reflect the people’s priorities, is to be bottom up, not top down and that’s why our plan to restore Constitutional authority, A Better Way to do the People’s Business is so fundamental.
“It’s fundamental to representative government, it’s fundamental to hearing the people’s voice and having their voice reflected in the priorities within the government.
“So whether you are a farmer in eastern Washington, or a teacher in the Midwest, or a small businesswoman in Alabama, we must restore your power, your priorities, your voice in our government.
“So I am grateful too, to have Tom Marino with us today, his leadership on his REVIEW Act that we passed last week.
“Whether it’s the REVIEW Act, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, the Regulatory Integrity act, we are taking steps to restore a vision for a more confident America and we are going to continue to take this message all across the country in the upcoming weeks, continue to share our ideas and make American’s aware that there is A Better Way.”