Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke at a leadership press conference today on the House’s action to increase the people’s power over Washington and on how Obamacare has already failed.
Remarks are below or watch online here.
“Well I want to welcome you all in the start of the 115th Congress. I first would like to start with thanking the American people for trusting us. And we take it to heart in our responsibilities….
“We’ve watched what has happened to the jobs across this country. The regulation that has been compounded for the last eight years. You’ll see this week that we will bring up the REINS Act. Many of you know about that legislation. It simply says give the people a voice when it comes to regulation in America. The REINS Act only deals with those bills of regulation that get imposed upon that cost more than $100 million on business. You’d think there would have been few of those. But if you look in just the last six years, there was 82 of those presented and put into place every single year in this Administration. We have to get that burden off and start working. So the REINS Act will say no new major rulings will be imposed without a vote of the House and the Senate where the people have a voice.
“We’ll also be dealing with Obamacare. So many of you know of what these failed policies have done to Americans. If you look at those families that have employer-based insurance, their premiums have increased by more than $4,300. Of the 23 co-ops that were created in Obamacare, 18 of them have already failed. But what’s most concerning to so many, more than 1,022 counties across America—that’s more than one-third—have only one choice inside the exchanges. Everything President Obama promised about healthcare has failed. We are so thankful that we have a new Administration coming that has the wisdom to listen and the courage to lead.”