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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) spoke at a leadership press conference today on using reconciliation to put a repeal of Obamacare on the President’s desk for the first time.

Leader McCarthy’s full remarks are below, or watch online here.

“Happy New Year and welcome back. I want to emphasize what the Speaker talked about. What the Speaker said is many times [repealing Obamacare] has been blocked by the Democrats. Even though the Democrats tried to block, they still had to hear from their constituents of the broken promises that the President made—if you liked your health care you could keep it, that your premiums would go down when they went up.  

“They also—the Democrats—they sat there and tried to block it, but they joined us, bipartisan, when we wanted to delay the Medical Device Tax or when they wanted to delay the Cadillac Tax. So one thing you’ve found is—they know as well—Obamacare does not work. So, yes, today is a different day. 

 “Today is the day that it will come to his [the President’s] desk, and he’ll have to make a decision—not just on Obamacare, but the funding of Planned Parenthood after many of us and millions have watched the horrific videos.  

“So it is a new year—a new day—and as the Speaker said, it’s going to be a new agenda to make sure America is confident again.”