Bay Area Council Congratulates New House Leader Kevin McCarthy

The Bay Area Council today (June 19) released the following statement congratulating Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s selection as House Majority Leader:

“The Bay Area Council extends our congratulations to Rep. Kevin McCarthy on his selection as House Majority Leader,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council.  “Our nation is confronting serious challenges that can only be solved through bi-partisan leadership, collaboration and action. We urge Leader McCarthy to seize this opportunity to forge a new direction in Congress, to work with Leader Nancy Pelosi to establish a partnership that prioritizes cooperation and sets us on a constructive path forward in tackling our toughest issues, including growing jobs and our economy, reforming immigration and investing in our critical transportation, energy and communications infrastructure. It’s a lot to expect of Leader McCarthy but not too much to ask of a Californian who knows well the transformative power of innovative thinking and risk-taking to accomplish the biggest things.

“In his many visits to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Leader McCarthy has focused considerable attention to understanding the issues that are important to our innovation economy and the many companies that are leading the nation into the 21st Century. We are optimistic that his appreciation for the disruptive power of innovation and technology will benefit our region and California specifically and help drive new ways of thinking in Washington.”

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