WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement welcoming the 114th Congress.


“The beginning of the 114th Congress presents an opportunity for the new Republican House and Senate to govern and lead on the issues important to the American people,” Rep. Scalise said. “The strength of Republicans is that we are the party of big ideas. Our nation is facing some of the greatest challenges of our time. With the largest and most dynamic Republican majority since the 1920s, House Republicans will work day and night to pass legislation advancing bold conservative solutions to create jobs, build a healthy economy and hold government accountable. The new American Congress will listen to and work for the American people to make sure that America’s priorities are reflected in every piece of legislation that is sent to the president’s desk. It is my hope that the president will abandon his ideological attempts to legislate from the Oval Office and will instead choose to work with Congress to solve our country’s problems and move America forward.”