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Washington, D.C. – Today, amid tours in the newly re-opened U.S. Capitol, Speaker Kevin McCarthy made it clear that he is not giving up on stopping Democrats’ spending addiction.

Highlights of Speaker McCarthy’s update are below.

“I am willing to make America stronger, to curb inflation, [make us] less dependent on China, and spend less than we spent the year before. Because, you know what, when we’re elected, the power is loaned to us by the American public… it is not my fault that the [President] won’t take action. It is not my fault that the President would not meet with me for 97 days. I’m sorry, but the moment he was willing to meet with me, I’ve been there each and every day. And I firmly believe that we will… solve this problem…

“Let me tell the American public: I am not going to give up. We are not going to default. We are going to solve this problem. I will stay with it until we… get it done. But let’s be honest about this, we have to spend less than we spent last year. It is not my fault that the Democrats cannot give up on their spending. You would think, we have the most revenue in… history coming in, but when the Democrats were in power they spent the most money, so we have the most expenses going out… It’s not a revenue problem; it’s a spending problem.