Monongahela, Pa.—Surrounded by Republican House leaders and representatives, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) unveiled the party’s “Commitment to America” program connected Sept. 22 successful beforehand of an enthusiastic assemblage astatine a manufacturing works southbound of Pittsburgh.
The level was developed with input from Republicans nationwide, reflecting a ngo to supply guidance from House members astatine the section levels each the mode to the astir salient GOP leaders, aggregate representatives astatine the lawsuit said.
Representing the culmination of a twelvemonth of work, the “Commitment to America” follows the program of erstwhile Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “Contract With America” which helped the GOP triumph bulk successful the 1990s.
House Republicans privation a authorities that’s accountable.
This is our Commitment to America. pic.twitter.com/Cjp9hsSxj7
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 23, 2022
The program includes 4 categories—“An Economy That’s Strong,” “A Nation That’s Safe,” “A Future That’s Built connected Freedom,” and “A Government That’s Accountable.”
It features policies to combat abortion, trim crime, curb inflation, unafraid the U.S.-Mexico border, minimize amerciable immigration; and guarantee that lone biologic women are capable to enactment successful women’s sports among different objectives. A “Parents’ Bill of Rights” successful the program is important “because you volition person a accidental successful your kids’ education,” McCarthy added.
The archetypal measure to scope the House level volition “repeal 87,000 IRS agents,” McCarthy said to an approving audience, alluding to 1 of the measures successful the Inflation Reduction Act that Biden signed successful August.
The “Commitment to America” is designed arsenic a blueprint for governing successful 2023. Though Democrats presently person a bulk successful the House, Republicans consciousness assured they volition regain power of the enclosure erstwhile midterm predetermination results are announced connected Nov. 8.
Elections are being held for each spot successful the House. At slightest 212 thin Republican portion 192 favour Democrats, the Cook Political Report announced connected Sept. 21. The enactment rates 31 elections arsenic toss-ups.
“Democrats power Washington. They power the House, the Senate, and the White House, and they power the committees and the agencies,” McCarthy said. “They person nary program to hole each the problems they created, truthful you cognize what, we’ve created a ‘Commitment to America.’”
“We privation an system that is strong. That means you tin capable up your tank. You tin bargain the groceries. You person capable wealth near implicit to spell to Disneyland and prevention for a future—that the paychecks grow, they nary longer shrink,” McCarthy said arsenic helium outlined what helium said Republicans volition bash if they regain a bulk successful the House.
“We person a program for a federation that’s safe. That means your assemblage volition beryllium protected, your instrumentality enforcement volition beryllium respected. Your criminals volition beryllium prosecuted. We judge successful a aboriginal that’s built connected freedom—that your children travel first,” McCarthy added.
McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) promised strict oversight into China’s relation successful the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID vaccinations, the amerciable migration crisis, and the flood of fentanyl into the United States.
“We volition springiness Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas a reserved parking spot, helium volition beryllium testifying truthful overmuch astir this,” Scalise said, referencing the caput of Homeland Security
Jordan, who was archetypal elected to Ohio’s 4th Congressional District successful 2007, is expected to decisively triumph different word connected Nov. 8.
“We went from a unafraid borderline to nary border. We went from harmless streets to grounds crime. We went from $2 state to $5 gas, and we went from unchangeable prices to a 41-year-high ostentation rate,” Jordan told The Epoch Times. “Those are the 4 large issues, not to notation what the near has done to your liberty, your First Amendment escaped code rights, your Second Amendment rights, your Fourth Amendment owed process rights, and your close to nonstop the upbringing and acquisition of your children.
“That’s the essence of this campaign. That’s the essence of our ‘Commitment to America.’” Jordan added. “It’s astir fixing those issues and protecting your freedom.”
In a tweet, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson Henry Connelly bashed McCarthy’s blueprint for “doubling down connected an utmost MAGA agenda.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who panned National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott’s “11 Point Plan to Rescue America,” wrote a Twitter station praising McCarthy.
Less inflation. More instrumentality and order. Parents' rights. Border security. American energy.
Imagine — a House that really fights for American families alternatively of making their lives harder. https://t.co/QwZVEochlB
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) September 22, 2022
Gingrich met with House Republicans a time earlier the level was announced and called the program “more blase than his 1994 outline that led to the extremity of Democratic power successful the House.
“Keep focused connected the commitment. Talk astir it implicit and implicit and implicit again,” Gingrich told reporters connected Sept. 21. “The mentation is, you speech astir it until you can’t basal it and astir that point, the voters are starting to cognize what’s going on.”
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), president of the National Republican Congressional Committee, agrees.
“Campaigns are twofold,” Emmer told The Epoch Times. “You person to clasp your hostile accountable. We person each these Democrats who said that they were going to spell to Washington arsenic mean occupation solvers. They were going to scope crossed the aisle and get things done. And they were going to occurrence Nancy Pelosi. Well, they didn’t bash immoderate of that.
“With the ‘Commitment to America,’ we are holding Democrats accountable for each these failures and incompetence that has truly wounded the American public,” Emmer added.
Before the program tin beryllium implemented, Republicans indispensable triumph successful November—a feat Jordan believes volition happen.
“From my inheritance successful sports, I learned a agelong clip agone that you should ne'er beryllium overconfident. Yet it’s important to confidently run with a connection that says what we volition bash if we win,” Jordan told The Epoch Times. “We’ll spot connected Nov. 8, but I judge we’re going to win, and past we’ll commencement delivering connected our commitment.”