Kevin McCarthy is a Republican politician from California who has served as the House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives since 2019. Prior to that, he served as the House Majority Leader from 2014 to 2019. McCarthy was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2006 and has represented California’s 23rd Congressional District since then. He is known for his strong support of business and his opposition to government regulation.
Kevin McCarthy was born in Bakersfield, California, in 1965. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from California State University, Bakersfield. Prior to his career in politics, he worked in a number of businesses, including as a small business owner and as a representative for a large agricultural company.
In Congress, McCarthy has been a strong supporter of business and economic growth. He has voted to reduce regulation on businesses and has supported tax cuts for individuals and corporations. He has also been an advocate for expanding domestic energy production, including supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
In addition to his focus on economic issues, McCarthy has also been involved in a number of other policy areas. He has supported efforts to strengthen border security and has taken a tough stance on illegal immigration. He has also been a vocal advocate for veterans and has supported efforts to improve healthcare and other services for those who have served in the military.
In his role as House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy is responsible for leading and coordinating the efforts of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives. He works closely with the Speaker of the House and other leaders to set the legislative agenda for the House and to advance the party’s policy priorities.
In addition to his leadership role in Congress, McCarthy is also known for his strong support for President Donald Trump. He has been a vocal defender of the president and has supported his policies on a range of issues.
Outside of his political career, McCarthy is married and has two children. He is known to be an avid runner and has completed several marathons.