Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, and House Republicans on the Capitol Steps to discuss our Commitment to America to create an economy that’s strong, a nation that’s safe, a future that’s built upon freedom, and a government that’s accountable.
Below is a transcript of her full remarks:
Today, House Republicans continue to pray for all of those on Hurricane Ian’s destructive path. Several of our Florida members and many families across Florida are bracing for this catastrophic disaster as it makes its way across the state.
But across America, families are struggling—they are struggling to balance their budgets, seniors—including many from my district—are draining their savings, and the next generation is finding it impossible to afford the American dream.
Joe Biden and House Democrats have no plan to address the skyrocketing inflation—highest in my lifetime. They have no plan to secure the border, and they have no plan to address the skyrocketing crime causing chaos in our streets.
The American people are smart—they know that single party Democrat rule has caused these crises.
Today, over 70% of America’s workers now say their wages have fallen behind Joe Biden’s skyrocketing inflation tax. And according to recent polling, voters trust Republicans over Democrats on issue after issue, whether it’s the economy, whether it’s the border, whether it’s inflation or crime.
It is clear the American people are looking for a new direction, and House Republicans have a plan.
Our Commitment to America fights back against the Democrats’ radical agenda. It will rein in reckless spending to combat inflation. It will end Joe Biden's open border policies and secure our southern border. We will roll back Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies, supporting our law enforcement. We will unleash American energy dominance and defend our Constitutional freedoms.
Americans cannot afford to live under Democrats’ failed rule anymore, and help is on the way.
In just 40 days, House Republicans will fire Lame Duck Speaker Nancy Pelosi once and for all, hold Joe Biden accountable for his failed leadership, and save America.
In a new Republican majority, we will create an economy that’s strong, a nation that is safe, a future that's built upon freedom, and a government that's accountable.
This is our Commitment to America.