House Republicans are continuing to do their job and pass bills, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, even though the Senate has had many difficulties in moving legislation forward.
"Think what we've been able to achieve, the number of bills," the California Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "More so than any modern Congress you had in the first year of a new presidency:16 human trafficking bills, 16 congressional review acts, 14 signed into law. In the history of America, only one other Congress has ever done one of those."
The House also was able to move out legislation to reform and repeal Obamacare, noted McCarthy, while the Senate was not, and also moved out all 12 of its appropriation bills.
"The last time a Republican majority did that, the iPhone wasn't invented," the California lawmaker told Fox News. "We need a little help on the other chamber."
McCarthy said he also was excited about the Republicans' new tax plan, which allows Americans to keep more of what they earn.
"It brings the lowest rate for small business, the lowest it has been in 80 years," said McCarthy. "That is what creates new jobs. That is what we have to continue to work on."
Democrats have complained that the tax plan gives too much to the rich by getting rid of estate taxes and lowering rates for major companies, but McCarthy asked why people want double taxes.
"What do you think about lowering and letting America be more competitive?" he asked. "You know the last eight years under Barack Obama, if you take his very best growth year, that is actually lower than the worst year under Bill Clinton. We have got to get America moving again."
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