VIDEO – House GOP Leadership Election Press Conference


VIDEO – House GOP Leadership Election Press Conference

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From The House Republican Caucus 

“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

The Leadership Team:

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

Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:

“I am excited to be here tonight and congratulate our newly elected House Republican leadership team! It’s a team that will listen to the American people. It’s a team that stands ready to advance real solutions. And it’s a team that will work every day to make life better for the people all across this country.

“We will come together from all corners of America, with different backgrounds and professions and perspectives. But we all believe in the promise of a better America. We believe in growing the economy from the bottom-up, putting more money back in your hands, and giving everyone — moms and dads and college graduates and veterans alike — more opportunities. Because it’s no longer about Left versus Right. It’s not even about Republican versus Democrat. It’s about the past versus the future.

“This team — every single one of us — is here to make the future better for the American people. And now we have a unique opportunity — now, more than ever — to make that happen.”


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