House Republicans Reveal Agenda Ahead of Nov. 8 Election


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Friday rolled out an agenda aimed at tackling a range of priorities, from inflation and crime to electoral accountability, that they hope will give them the upper hand against Democrats on 8 November. elections.

The agenda, called the “Commitment to America,” purports to show voters how Republicans would tackle the problems they blame on President Joe Biden and the Democrats, should they succeed in winning the House majority.

Elements of the plan, which lawmakers have been working on for months, began appearing online on Thursday.

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Much of the agenda included policy goals such as cutting wasteful spending, supporting U.S. troops, appointing parents to raise their children, protecting the unborn, and preserving women’s sports for those whose gender at birth is a factor. was female.

On the crime front, the agenda is to put 200,000 extra police officers on the street by providing federal funding for hiring and retention bonuses.

The agenda also promised a host of investigations on issues such as fentanyl addiction, the origins of COVID-19, Big Tech “censorship”, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, “politicization” of the Justice Department and the border crisis.

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But the plan offered few details and few details about how Republicans would expect to achieve their goals while the White House — and possibly the Senate — remain in Democratic hands.

Control of the Senate is up for grabs in November. But Republicans are favored by impartial election analysts to wipe out the 221-212 majority of the House of Democrats. This would give them the power to block Biden’s legislative agenda and launch potentially politically damaging investigations into his administration.

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The lot of Democrats has improved in recent weeks. A Reuters/Ipsos national poll concluded on Sept. 12 found that 37% of Americans would prefer to vote for a Democratic congressional candidate, with 34% favoring Republicans and 15% undecided.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the chamber, poured scorn on the emerging agenda Thursday, warning Republicans only wanted to ban abortion nationwide, cut Medicare and Social Security, and raise taxes on working Americans.

(Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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