With 46 days until midterms, the GOP is making a promise to the American people.
Republican leadership has unveiled its ‘Commitment to America’ —including policies to combat inflation, illegal immigration, and protecting women’s sports. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and House Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) held a press event on Friday in Monongahela, Pennsylvania to introduce the “new direction” for America.
The agenda includes a slate of general policy recommendations in four broad categories: “An Economy That’s Strong;” “A Nation That’s Safe;” “A Future That’s Built on Freedom;” and “A Government That’s Accountable.”
The new “Commitment” is similar to the “Contract With America” that helped former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., win a GOP majority in the 1990s.
McCarthy spoke with Fox & Friends Friday morning.
“We wanted to do a plan for a new direction. We want to be upfront with the American public. We want an election to have a contrast. If they put their trust in us, this is exactly what we’ll do. Hold our feet to the fire. And on the very first day, we’re going to repeal 87,000 IRS agents. So they’re not going after you. We work for you. You don’t work for us,” said McCarthy.
“Over the past two years, Democrats in Washington have led America off-track,” the preamble to McCarthy’s document reads. “They created crisis after crisis: from crippling inflation and rampant crime, to failing schools, border chaos, and disrespect for our nation across the globe.”
“The Commitment to America represents a new direction and better approach that will get our nation back on track,” it adds.
From Fox News:
On inflation, the agenda said Republicans will “Curb wasteful government spending that is raising the price of groceries, gas, cars, and housing, and growing our national debt.”
On safety, it says the GOP will fund border security, fund police, “crack down” on leftist prosecutors and establish a “Select Committee on China.”
The agenda also promises to “Advance a Parents’ Bill of Rights,” ensure “only women can compete in women’s sports,” ban proxy voting in Congress, increase government oversight and boost domestic energy.
McCarthy shared the announcement on Twitter.
“Every American should be asking: ‘Am I better off today than I was 2 years ago?’ Republicans have a plan for a new direction. I’m at a manufacturing facility near Pittsburgh to unveil the Republican Commitment to America.”
Every American should be asking: "Am I better off today than I was 2 years ago?"
Republicans have a plan for a new direction. I'm at a manufacturing facility near Pittsburgh to unveil the Republican Commitment to America. Tune in at 9:30am EThttps://t.co/5zXyrK7FUP
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 23, 2022