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Republicans Unveil 'Commitment to America'

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Washington, September 23, 2022 | comments
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy announced the Republican’s Commitment to America plan:

“Hardworking Americans do not need to be reminded of the numerous crises facing our country, because they are experiencing them every day. Americans are tired of Washington elitists ignoring them while going to the mainstream media and insisting that everything is okay. Americans are also tired of the idle promises from Congress, and are demanding their elected representatives acknowledge the failures of government and take bold and decisive action to address these issues. They know the problem is failed leadership and broken promises by the Administration and the majority in Congress.

“Today, Congressional Republicans are unveiling our plan to address the issues and return to a nation that is free, safe, and full of opportunity, with a government that is accountable to the people. Our ‘Commitment to America’ acknowledges the struggles hardworking Americans are facing every day and lays out a plan of common sense solutions to fix these problem. Our plan includes legislative policies to restore America’s energy independence, stop wasteful government spending, secure our southern border, support law enforcement, and ensure parents are given a voice in their kids’ education. My colleagues and I are committed to restoring our nation to one that is free, safe, and full of opportunity for everyone.”

Background:

An Economy That’s Strong

Fight Inflation and Lower the Cost of Living

• Curb wasteful government spending that is raising the price of groceries, gas, cars, and housing, and growing our national debt
• Increase take-home pay, create good-paying jobs, and bring stability to the economy through pro-growth tax and deregulatory policies

Make America Energy Independent and Reduce Gas Prices

• Maximize production of reliable, cleaner, American-made energy and cut the permitting process time in half to reduce reliance on foreign countries, prevent rolling blackouts, and lower the cost of gas and utilities

Strengthen the Supply Chain and End Dependence on China

• Move supply chains away from China, expand U.S. manufacturing, and enhance America’s economic competitiveness and cyber resiliency

A Nation That’s Safe

Secure the Border and Combat Illegal Immigration

• Fully fund effective border enforcement strategies, infrastructure, and advanced technology to prevent illegal crossings and trafficking by cartels
• End catch-and-release loopholes, require legal status to get a job, and eliminate welfare incentives

Reduce Crime and Protect Public Safety

• Support 200,000 more police officers through recruiting bonuses and oppose all efforts to defund the police
• Crack down on prosecutors and district attorneys who refuse to prosecute crimes, while permanently criminalizing all forms of illicit fentanyl

Defend America’s National Security

• Support our troops, invest in an efficient, effective military, establish a Select Committee on China, and exercise peace through strength with our allies to counter increasing global threats

A Future That’s Built on Freedom

Make Sure Every Student Can Succeed and Give Parents a Voice

• Advance the Parents’ Bill of Rights, recover lost learning from school closures, and expand parental choice so over a million more students can receive the education their parents know is best
• Defend fairness by ensuring that only women can compete in women’s sports

Achieve Longer, Healthier Lives for Americans

• Personalize care to provide affordable options and better quality, delivered by trusted doctors
Lower prices through transparency, choice, and competition, invest in lifesaving cures, and improve access to telemedicine

Confront Big Tech and Demand Fairness

• Provide greater privacy and data security protections, equip parents with more tools to keep their kids safe online, and stop companies from putting politics ahead of people

A Government That’s Accountable

Preserve Our Constitutional Freedoms

• Uphold free speech, protect the lives of unborn children and their mothers, guarantee religious freedom, and safeguard the Second Amendment

Hold Washington Accountable

• Conduct rigorous oversight to rein in government abuse of power and corruption, provide real transparency, and require the White House to answer for its incompetence at home and abroad
• Save and strengthen Social Security and Medicare

Restore the People’s Voice

• End special treatment for Members of Congress by repealing proxy voting, and increase accountability in the election process through voter ID, accurate voter rolls, and observer access
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