Republican Leadership Press Conference
January 13, 2015
“And we want you to have a better future – not matter where you are from, or how much money you have, or what challenges you may face. Your future is yours. And your priorities are ours.”
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. Mimi Walters (R-CA)
Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:
“It’s the second week of America’s New Congress and we’re hitting the ground running with real solutions for real Americans. Solutions that will build local economies – not Washington’s economy – that will help middle-class Americans bring home more of their take-home pay, and solutions that will make life better for everyone in this country.
“This is an exciting week – in fact, it’s the first time in 10 years that House and Senate Republicans will come together for a joint retreat to chart the path forward for the American people. It will provide a unique and important opportunity to come together, engage in those crucial discussions, and focus on that bold vision we share for America. It’s no longer about Left versus Right or Republicans versus Democrat. It’s about Old versus New. Open versus Closed. The Past versus the Future.
“And we want you to have a better future – not matter where you are from, or how much money you have, or what challenges you may face. Your future is yours. And your priorities are ours. In this last week alone, we’ve voted to lower energy costs, help our veterans, and empower our small business owners and innovators. And that is just the beginning. America’s New Congress is ready and excited to get to work.”