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House GOP Issues Governing Framework

It offered very little in-depth information but much rhetoric

Last Friday, House Republicans released a framework for governing should the party flip the House in the upcoming November elections.

The framework includes very few specific policy proposals; however, it offers a glimpse of House Republicans’ priorities during the last two years of President Joe Biden’s current administration. Dubbed the “Commitment to America,” the blueprint details broad-stroke plans to curb inflation; reduce crime and strengthen border security, along with ending liberal social policies.

“What the ‘commitment’ is, it’s a plan for a new direction,” said House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who is poised to become speaker should Republicans win back the House.

McCarthy also said the first bill Republicans would advance in the House next year would be to repeal funding for hiring more Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees. This summer, Democrats included additional IRS funding in the Inflation Reduction Act to curtail high-end tax evasion.

In a speech to the National Education Association (NEA), Biden referred to the Republican plan as a “thin series of policy goals with little or no detail” and urged support for Democrats in the midterm elections.

“In 46 days, Americans are going to face a choice,” Biden said. “We have a real alternative here.”

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