McCarthy Needs a Reality Check

November 18, 2021
Blog

From the Speaker's Press Office:

During this evening’s temper tantrum, Minority Leader McCarthy did everything he could to avoid talking about the deficit reducing, inflation crushing Build Back Better Act.  But he did make unhinged claims about what the American people “don’t want and need.”

We figured he could use a fact check.

McCarthy says Americans don’t want to lower drug prices.  Democrats know they do.

  • 88 percent of Americans support Build Back Better’s measures to cut prescription drug prices. (CBS News)

McCarthy says Americans don’t want to lower health care costs.  Democrats know they do.

  • 84 percent of Americans support Build Back Better’s provisions to lower health insurance premiums. (Navigator Research)

McCarthy says Americans don’t want paid family leave.  Democrats know they do.

  • 73 percent of Americans support Build Back Better’s funding for paid family leave. (CBS News)

McCarthy says Americans don’t want to create clean energy jobs and fight climate change.  Democrats know they do.

  • 72 percent of Americans support Build Back Better’s creation of clean energy jobs to combat climate change. (Navigator Research)

McCarthy says Americans don’t support universal pre-K.  Democrats know they do.

  • 67 percent of Americans support Build Back Better’s funding for universal pre-K. (CBS News)

House Democrats are preparing to pass landmark legislation to lower costs, fight inflation and make big corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share.  But McCarthy is welcome to keep getting facts wrong on the House Floor.