2023 GOP Agenda Has Been Delivered

House Republicans are still about 50 days away from potentially regaining control. Their anticipated GOP manifesto launch was cause for early joy.

House Republicans Expect to Win Majority

Together with Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy formally announced an action plan centered on putting America first.

According to Rep. Bryan Steil, Americans are getting pounded and crushed under one-party Democratic oversight.

With Biden in leadership for at least two more years, it is doubtful that several of the GOP’s objectives will ever be implemented.

However, Republican leaders also emphasized a subject that would fall squarely under their purview if they gained control: investigative authority.

McCarthy, Scalise, and Jordan promised a thorough investigation into China’s role in the COVID pandemic, the increase in southern crossing points, and COVID immunizations.

Jordan is expected to take the chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee under a GOP majority. They will also be able to subpoena witnesses this time.

A lot of the Republican Party’s top issues have already been put through their paces and can now be used as a unifying national message. Republicans promise to transform their template into House-passed bills next year, not just material for the last pre-midterms session.

The GOP’s legislative strategy, for the vast majority, doesn’t specify which bills it would use to accomplish its objectives or what importance each one will receive.

However, Republicans assert that it provides essential guidance as they chart a course back to dominance, both during the campaign and in formulating specific policies to implement in January.

Americans Crushed Under Democratic Rule

In a gesture to the Democrats’ expensive tax-climate-health bill, which increased funds for the implementation of the wealthy’s tax obligations, McCarthy stated the initial bill to hit the House floor will “repeal 87,000 IRS officers.”

McCarthy and his leadership team have a strict messaging calendar in addition to their glossy booklets with bullet points. Members are required to drive home one message from their strategy each week, concluding on Election Day on November 8.

Members of the Freedom Caucus all endorsed the proposal.

Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who voiced his opposition when the head of his very own campaign arm unveiled a GOP agenda, applauded McCarthy in a tweet, noting what he believed to be the main aspects of the strategy.

Republicans heard an extended pre-election pep session from previous Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose “Contract for America” served as the inspiration for the conference’s agenda, in conjunction with their Thursday debriefing.

Gingrich himself referred to the GOP’s strategy as “more advanced” than his own design from 1994, which kickstarted the alleged “Republican revolution” that put an end to 40 years of Democratic control of the lower chamber.

This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.