Official White House Statement:
Jill and I congratulate Kevin McCarthy on his election as Speaker of the House.
The American people expect their leaders to govern in a way that puts their needs above all else, and that is what we need to do now.
As I said after the midterms, I am prepared to work with Republicans when I can and voters made clear that they expect Republicans to be prepared to work with me as well. Now that the leadership of the House of Representatives has been decided it is time for that process to begin.
Today we learned that my plan to build an economy that works from the bottom up and the middle out has achieved the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. And that we made 2021 and 2022 the best years for job growth on record.
It’s imperative that we continue that economic progress, not set it back. It is imperative that we protect Social Security and Medicare, not slash them. It is imperative that we defend our national security, not defund it. These are some of the choices before us.
As the last two years show, we can do profound things for the country when we do them together.
For example, this week I travelled to Kentucky to highlight the growing benefits that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is bringing to communities all over the country.
This is a time to govern responsibly and to ensure that we’re putting the interests of American families first.
About Kevin McCathy
Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy has been a prominent figure in American politics for some time now. Since winning his first election to the House of Representatives in 2006, he has held many high-ranking positions within the party and served as Majority Leader from 2014 to 2019. In 2020, McCarthy was nominated for Minority Leader of the House.
McCarthy has long been an advocate for conservative values and small government policies. He is known to have a strong connection with President Donald Trump and serves as one of his most loyal allies in Congress.
Over the years, McCarthy has been at the forefront of major legislative initiatives such as tax reform, border security and healthcare reform. He also spearheaded efforts to pass several bills related to environmental protection and energy efficiency.
Sources: THX News & The White House.