Productivity came to Washington along with President Donald Trump, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. In a Monday Facebook post, McCarthy noted that in Trump’s first few months in office, more bills have passed the House than under any of the previous four presidents.
“Over 400 bills have passed the House during Donald J. Trump’s first 10 months. That’s more than under Obama, Bush, or Clinton,” he posted.
McCarthy displayed a graph that showed the average numbers of bills passed in the first 10 months of a presidency going back to President George H.W. Bush was 306. Under the Trump administration, the House has passed 407, 33 percent above the average.
According to McCarthy, the number of bills passed in the first 10 months under past administrations were:
President Barack Obama, 353;
President George W. Bush, 215;
President Bill Clinton, 263; and
President George H.W. Bush, 292.
Earlier this fall, McCarthy said the House needs help from the Senate to translate their achievements into achievements for the American people.
“Think what we’ve been able to achieve, the number of bills,” he said in September, according to Newsmax. “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 last time a Republican majority did that, the iPhone wasn’t invented,” he said. “We need a little help on the other chamber.”
While McCarthy appeared pleased by the output of the current administration, his excitement grew when referencing the GOP tax plan.
The bill is expected to pass the House this week.
“It brings the lowest rate for small business, the lowest it has been in 80 years,” said McCarthy, who believes the bill will help all Americans. “That is what creates new jobs. That is what we have to continue to work on.”
McCarthy criticized Democrat opposition to the bill, citing America’s grew sluggish under the Obama administration.
“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.”
“Get America moving again” seems to be the theme, as Trump wraps up his tour of Asia, and returns to the U.S.
He is expected to meet with House Republicans on Thursday in an effort to ensure passage of the legislation, which is one of Trump’s top priorities.