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Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) gave the following remarks at a House Republican leadership press conference this morning.

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“As the Speaker and Leader just said, they re-emphasized what the first half of this year has been all about. When you look, there is no greater contrast when you look at the two sides. The president did produce a budget, but didn’t even get one vote—not even one Democrat vote. The House produced a budget, took it out of the House and moved it forward and talked about real serious issues. As the Leader said, more than $6 trillion in cuts. We talked about job creation, an energy policy for America. We will continue to lead. The Speaker and the Leader have sat in room after room, meeting after meeting trying to put America onto a path to actually pay off their debt and imagine a future of growth. We just walked out of a very strong conference that next week the Republicans again will show they can lead. We welcome every Democrat to join with us. But we will take the bill out of the House and if you’ve ever questioned whether the Republicans can do it on their own, they will.  But this is an opportunity that people can join together, and light a path that is different than what we’ve seen in the past. A path that could build jobs, build a strong America and not leave this debt to the next generation.”