“We come back from our districts committed to focusing on those policies that are going to create more opportunities, more jobs, more take home pay, and the opportunity for a better life.”


Republican Leadership Press Conference

April 29, 2014

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)

Chair McMorris Rodgers
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:
“Allow me to start by wishing my son Cole a Happy Birthday today. He’s seven years old today and as I think about Cole, and as I was home in Eastern Washington, more than anything, what people want is the opportunity for a better life. We’ve all just returned from being home in our districts – from Ohio to California to north Carolina to Washington – an if there’s one thing Americans have in common right now, it’s their desire for a better life and more opportunities. They want the opportunity to bring home better paychecks, to find new jobs, and to provide security for their families.

When I was home, I had the chance to visit one of my favorite local ‘mom and pop’ convenience stores, owned for many years by a husband and wife back in Eastern Washington. They’re struggling in this economy. They’re concerned about their future because of all the uncertainty coming out of Washington right now. And the worst part is: they’re not the only ones. Americans all across the country – no matter where they’re from or how old they are – are struggling to achieve a better life for themselves and their families.

This economy and these policies aren’t working and they aren’t fair. And they’re hurting more people than they’re helping. So let’s come together – the White House and Congress, Republicans and Democrats – to help give people better paychecks, better jobs, and better lives. Republicans have a long-term, pro-growth jobs plan to make that happen. We’ll keep fighting until we do.”

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