WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after the House Republican Conference elected Kevin McCarthy as the next Minority Leader.  

“Kevin McCarthy has worked tirelessly over the past two years as our Majority Leader and we have seen tangible results from our common-sense, conservative agenda. We passed comprehensive tax reform for the first time in 30 years leading to record economic successes, we accomplished landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis, and have rebuilt our military and eliminated ISIS. Although we have accomplished many goals over the past two years, there is still work to be done as we move forward into the next Congress,” stated Rep. LaHood. “No matter who holds the majority in the US House of Representatives, there are many issues that need bipartisan solutions, such as rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, continuing to bring competition and affordability to the healthcare marketplace, and comprehensive immigration reform. I believe Kevin McCarthy is the right person to lead our Republican conference and my responsibilities remain grounded in serving my constituents in Illinois’ 18th District while working to move forward our conservative agenda forward.”