Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) gave the following remarks at a leadership press conference earlier today:
“I’ll be very brief. The Leader just laid out the rest of the week and there is a theme that goes through it: The concept of representing the individual and the fairness that this country is based upon. It means looking out for individuals, from home heating costs that are doubling to regulations that hold them back. If you look at Chairman Shuster’s bill, it allows propane to be able to move and goes a little further to make sure that individuals get the propane they need so that their heating bills are not as high.
“One of the most important things that can happen today is Lynn Jenkins’ bill – an idea of fairness. It is the idea that when you look across the street from the Capitol, you see the Supreme Court, you see the statues sitting there blinded in the process with the weights in between, you understand the concept of fairness – the concept of what America is about; that we will treat individuals the same as we will treat businesses. Twenty-two Democrats joined with us last time. They bucked their leadership and bucked the President. Today is a unique opportunity to go the entire rest of the year with the same concept that individuals are treated fairly in America, that everybody can join together and send this bill through. I expect that we will have a very strong vote on our side. I would hope the other side remembers that we are Americans first so that we can have that same fairness and have a very big bipartisan vote.”