McCarthy: House Has Its Sights On Jobs While President Is Focused On 2014
Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) gave the following remarks at today’s House Republican Leadership Press Conference:
“America believes the election is over, that the road show President should stop and we should start an agenda that puts people back to work. That’s the difference and frustration that the House has with the White House.”
“As you just heard from the Speaker and the Leader you heard of legislation that the House is focusing on to put the country back to work - from an energy policy, to eliminating waste, to a skills training program to get people back to work. That is the goal of the House. The challenges within Washington are sometimes we have different goals than the President. One thing that I have now found after reading the Washington Post is that the President has a totally different goal for America. His goal is to bring Nancy Pelosi back as Speaker of the House.
“On election night, after winning you talk and thank those who supported you and you think about what you want to achieve for the next term. What did the President do when he won? He called Nancy Pelosi and Steve Israel. He did not call Harry Reid to talk about legislation to move in the Senate. He did not call Speaker Boehner to say the election is over, let’s work together to put America first. He called the DCCC Chair to say, how we can continue to political play and win back the House and put Nancy back as Speaker? That is not the goal of America. America believes the election is over, that the road show President should stop and we should start an agenda that puts people back to work. That’s the difference and frustration that the House has with the White House.”