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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday launched particulars of his “Commitment to America” agenda, together with insurance policies to fight inflation, unlawful immigration and solely permitting ladies to take part in women’s sports.
McCarthy, R-Calif., has teased the agenda for months as pledge that may assist them take again the House majority and a blueprint for governing in 2023. The agenda includes a slate of common coverage suggestions in 4 broad classes: “An Economy That’s Strong;” “A Nation That’s Safe;” “A Future That’s Built on Freedom;” and “A Government That’s Accountable.”
The agenda follows the playbook of the “Contract With America” that helped former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., win a GOP majority within the Nineties. Gingrich will attend a meeting Thursday with Republicans as they roll out the agenda.
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On inflation, the agenda stated Republicans will “Curb wasteful government spending that is raising the price of groceries, gas, cars, and housing, and growing our national debt.”
On security, it says the GOP will fund border safety, fund police, “crack down” on leftist prosecutors and set up a “Select Committee on China.”
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The agenda additionally guarantees to “Advance a Parents’ Bill of Rights,” guarantee “only women can compete in women’s sports,” ban proxy voting in Congress, enhance authorities oversight and enhance home vitality.
Democrats on Friday already began their assaults on McCarthy’s plan and known as it an “extreme MAGA agenda.”
“House Republicans are doubling down on an extreme MAGA agenda: to criminalize women’s health care, to slash seniors’ Medicare (including with the repeal of the lower drug prices for seniors in the Inflation Reduction Act), and to attack our democracy,” in accordance to a press launch from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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McCarthy can be in Pittsburgh on Friday with different members to formally roll out the “Commitment to America.”
The agenda comes at a crucial time within the midterms. Republicans have held a bonus due to the shaky economic system and President Biden’s low approval rankings. But Democrats have claimed some new momentum after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court and mounting authorized troubles for former President Donald Trump.
Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie contributed to this report.