Republican Leadership Press Conference:
November 3, 2015
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA)
Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:
“This week marks two significant moments for the House Republicans.
“Yesterday marked five years since the Republicans won back control of the House. And of course last week we welcomed the leadership of our new Speaker, Paul Ryan.
“The United States is the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever known. And as we move forward, we must ask ourselves: How do we make this place work more effectively on behalf of the American people?
“It starts by rebuilding trust in our ability to do the People’s work.
“With a judicial branch legislating from the bench, and an executive branch passing its own rules and regulations without a vote of the people, Americans have a right to be concerned.
“And they are.
“The House of Representatives is, by design, the body closest to the people. We are the most accountable, and we must be the most transparent. We need to rethink government from the top down, and restore the representative power of Congress.
“Because when the power of the people – We the People – is returned, every man, woman, and child in this country will have a greater opportunity to pursue their version of the American Dream.”
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