Guys, The Hill reports that the GOP is looking at “ambitious agenda if House flips,” and then in a very long piece doesn’t name any actual legislation that they want to enact. Weird, innit?
Here’s some examples of that ambitious agenda:
- Their strategy features a series of lawmaker “task forces” charged with itemizing the party’s top-tier reform ideas across a spectrum of hot-button issues — a wish list designed to serve as both a messaging tool on the campaign trail this year and a legislative guide in 2023 if they do gain the majority.
- The strategy marks an extension of the Republicans’ “Commitment to America” campaign of 2020, which featured broad promises to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, fight domestic crime, bolster the nation’s infrastructure and empower parents when it comes to their children’s education.
- The House GOP strategy marks a sharp departure from that being adopted across the Capitol by Senate Republicans. Although GOP leaders in the upper chamber are also bullish about their chances of picking up seats and seizing control, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he’ll keep his legislative plans under wraps until after the elections.
Then there’s some shocking developments like, uh, border security, Trump-Virus stuff (mostly rolling back mandates, I guess) and of course the slew of investigations that they are salivating to begin. So not so much about what they want to accomplish, but a lot about what they want to take away.
So, an agenda so ambitious that no one knows what it is, but The Hill will breathlessly report on it.