McCarthy: Paul Ryan has brought 'structural change' to the House

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that recent successes in the House show that Speaker Paul Ryan has brought "structural change" to the lower chamber of Congress.

"Look at the highway bill we just passed for five years, look at the process – it went not only to the House and Senate, but to conference," McCarthy said on CNN, referring to a deal reached Tuesday on a five-year funding plan.

"We have the Elementary and Secondary Education Act coming forward out of conference, the omni [spending bill], [and] bipartisan work on the refugee program," he said during a separate appearance on MSNBC.

"Change does make a difference and Paul Ryan is doing a tremendous job," he added, claiming Paul has brought "a generational change going forward."