Republican Party candidates want to hit the ground running if they control the House of Representatives after the midterm election. Republicans have solidified a path to achieving long-held conservative policy goals, according to a Washington Examiner report.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy unveiled Friday a GOP plan to change the country’s direction, its “Commitment to America” agenda.
Republicans claim Democrats have created crisis after crisis during the two years of President Joe Biden’s administration. They blame Democrats for crippling inflation and rampant crime, failing schools, border
chaos and increasing disrespect for the U.S. from other sovereign nations.
The Republican plans channel the 1994 “Contract with America” that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich authored. That plan is credited with sweeping Republicans into a majority in the House after 40 years of being controlled by Democrats.
Party stalwarts are obviously looking for a similar bump in Republican representation in November with high hopes of regaining control of the House. The party still has a chance to gain a majority in the Senate.
The “Commitment to America” focuses on four themes: strengthening the economy, making the U.S. a safer place, aiming for a future built on freedom and holding government accountable.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called it an “extremist agenda.”
“Today’s rollout is the latest evidence of House Republicans’ whole-hearted commitment to MAGA,” the California Democrat exclaimed Friday, “going all-in on an extremist agenda designed to greatly diminish Americans’ health, freedom and security.”
The GOP plan includes scaling back the number of new IRS hires from the 87,000 planned by Democrats in their “Inflation Reduction Act” that passed last month. The GOP will also look to reduce the extra $80 billion appropriated for the IRS in that act.
“On that very first day that we’re sworn in, you’ll see that it all changes,” McCarthy declared. “Because on our very first bill, we’re going to repeal 87,000 IRS agents. Our job is to work for you, not go after you.”
Republicans also plan to focus on boosting oil and gas production to combat the 60 percent increase in gas prices over the last year.
The GOP commitment includes hiring 200,000 more police officers across the country, according to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY). This contrasts with progressive Democrat calls for defunding police. It also includes reviewing policies of progressive attorneys often criticized for being soft on crime.
Finally, Republican legislators will rain down fire and brimstone on Democrats on a par with the zeal they have shown for attacking GOP members.
The party of Lincoln has its sights set on investigating Hunter Biden’s laptop, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, the origins of COVID-19 and the alleged weaponization of the Justice Department against U.S. citizens.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will chair the House Judiciary Committee if Republicans control the House. He plans to grill the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home last month.
President Biden should probably plan on being impeached at least once during his last two years.
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