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McCarthy: Obamacare Repeal Vote has Bipartisan Support - Democrats Know It's Costing Jobs

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Location: Washington, DC

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) gave the following remarks on this week's vote to repeal Obamacare in the House and upcoming legislative action that will reduce burdensome regulations faced by small businesses as well as stopping the largest tax hike in American history:

"… there will be Democrats joining Republicans in the repeal. This bipartisan vote will occur because Democrats are hearing back home this bill is hurting small businesses. Later this month, we will pull back and end regulations that are harming small businesses and we will also stop the tax hike. All of these votes will have bipartisan support."

TRANSCRIPT:

"Since World War II, America has faced eleven recessions and every time we have come out of it. The most recent recession was the longest we faced since the Great Depression and based upon the President's policies, the effects are continuing to linger. When you listen to what he had said when he passed the stimulus, it was that unemployment would never go above 8%; well, 41 months later, he has been wrong and he continues to be wrong on a lot of his policy projections.

"That is why you will see this House majority continue to focus on job creation and small businesses. Small businesses are the greatest indicator of whether you are coming out of a poor economy or not. Right now, we are at our lowest point in seventeen years for new startups of small businesses.

"You have just heard from the Speaker and the Leader that we will repeal Obamacare. What you will see from this vote is that there will be Democrats joining Republicans in the repeal. This bipartisan vote will occur because Democrats are hearing back home this bill is hurting small businesses. Later this month, we will pull back and end regulations that are harming small businesses and we will also stop the take hike. All of these votes will have bipartisan support.

"We've heard from former President Bill Clinton and we have even heard from our current President, back in 2009, that this is no time to raise taxes. While he has changed his mind again, House Republicans remain focused on creation of small businesses and jobs across America."


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