Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement on House passage of the Path to Prosperity Budget:
“Every day, millions of Americans are swimming upstream against an economy that seems almost satisfied with a new normal of anemic economic growth. Since the recession, part-time employment has increased at the expense of permanent full-time jobs. Over 90 million Americans are out of the workforce altogether and far too many have given up looking for jobs. And 46 million live in poverty. No American should tolerate the status quo permeating from the President’s and Washington Democrats’ failed economic policies.
“Today, just as every other budget we have passed in the House, represents a better path forward. By taking steps to reverse the unsustainable fiscal trajectory we are on, our approach places the American Dream within reach for millions of Americans. We offer a fairer, simpler tax code that leaves more money in the hands of families, workers, and businesses – not the government. We expand U.S. energy production, one of our strongest economic performers, to bring down rising costs and create jobs. We strengthen Medicare and Medicaid for current and future beneficiaries. And we restore the virtue that from hard work comes success, which is a wonderful thing.
“I am proud of this budget and I am as equally proud of my colleagues on the Budget Committee, under the leadership of Chairman Paul Ryan, for their work reminding all Americans that a path toward American exceptionalism once lies ahead.”