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Fox News Digital met with several House GOP lawmakers last week about their unveiling of the Pledge to America, the new political package they hope to use to win over voters in this fall’s midterm elections.
Republicans stressed the need for concrete plans to show voters and highlighted which part of the package excited them the most.
“What excites me the most about the Pledge to America is that we’re laying out a plan and showing the country that if you give us a Republican majority, we’re actually going to show you what we’re going to do to solve the problems the country is facing,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., told Fox News Digital.
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“Whether it’s inflation, high energy costs, an open border, crime in communities across America, making sure parents can get involved in the education of their children,” Scalise continued. “These are things I hear about when I travel the country, especially in swing neighborhoods.”
“People care about the details of what kind of plans we would have if we were in the majority because they don’t like the far-left socialist agenda of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi,” he added. .
House Republican Conference President Elise Stefanik of New York told Fox News Digital that commitment to America “is what the American people yearn for.”
“The Democrats have no plan. House Republicans are excited to unveil our commitment to America,” Stefanik said. “Number one: A strong economy, which immediately curbs inflation, immediately lowers the price of gas, energy, home heating and utilities by ensuring America’s energy independence. Securing our supply chain sourcing so we have manufacturing here in the United States.”
Stefanik said “another important pillar” of the House GOP commitment “is a safe nation” with “a secure southern border,” hiring “200,000 more” local police officers to curb crime and “a future built on freedom” including gun rights, freedom of speech and “educational freedom” for his children.
Georgia Republican Rep. Austin Scott said he’s passionate about “several things” about Commitment to America, one being “the process and getting legislation to the committee where people learn what is actually voted”.
“So right now the Democrats are crafting these overkill laws that no one has a clue what’s in the bill, including those who are voting to pass it, until he be over,” Scott said.
“And so, we’re going to change the process. We’re going to take it through the committee, we’re going to do a lot of simple things that make sense,” he continued. “…We’re going to focus on border security, we’re going to focus on getting the budget back to balance and reducing inflation by stopping unnecessary government spending.”
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Ok., who is running for the Sooner State Senate seat, told Fox News Digital what he likes about the package is that Republicans are “committing.”
“We’re telling the American people what we’re going to do,” Mullin said. “We’re going to fight this Biden inflation. We’re going to bring back the real wages that people have and not pay these taxes on inflation, because that’s what it is.”
“We talk about making America safe, and we do that by investing in our law enforcement and securing our borders,” Mullin continued, adding that the commitment to America helps strengthen the family by ensuring that parents “are involved” in their children’s schools. .
Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, said he was excited “to get America back on track” with the America Pledge.
“It’s not an ideological document, it’s not left versus right, it’s about getting back to America’s core values and empowering us the people instead of us the government. “, Arrington said.
“I think that’s really common sense in West Texas, if you think about it: We don’t want open border chaos, we don’t want rampant crime on the streets,” Arrington continued. “We need to stop the insanity and exasperating spending that has given us inflation, which is a tax on all Americans, especially the regressive tax impact on working families.”
Arrington said he’s excited about the GOP’s new legislative “framework” that “reflects America’s core values” as well as the nation’s “common sense.”
Arrington’s Republican Texas Representative Mayra Flores – who knocked down a century old blue seat red this year – told Fox News Digital that she was very excited about “building a strong economy, a secure nation and also building a future for our children.”
“I achieved the American Dream and I want to make sure our children achieve the American Dream as well,” Flores said.
Rep. Julia Letlow, R-Ga., said she was very excited about her legislation, the Parents Bill of Rights.
“The Parents Bill of Rights is just a piece of common sense legislation that parents deserve a seat at the table when it comes to their child’s education,” Letlow said. “Because these are our children, not the government’s, and we want parents to take back control of their child’s education.”
Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., said as he traveled through his district and other states, all he heard from Americans was “how frustrated they are, how they don’t feel represented by what’s happening in the country today.”
“And so what excites me the most is the opportunity to paint a different vision, a different future for this country that truly recognizes and represents what America is asking for today,” Graves said.
“It’s looking at the country and saying, ‘How well do we play our cards right to actually improve the lives of American families, helping to lower the cost of living,'” the Republican from Louisiana said. “I mean, today we have one in four Americans having to decide between paying their food, medicine, or energy bills.”
“I mean, it’s crazy what’s going on,” Graves continued, adding that he’s excited about “a better future, one that really plays to America’s strengths and takes us in a direction that allows America to maximize its resources and not in this direction which is weakening America and really strengthening other countries.”
Republican Rep. Greg Murphy of North Carolina said he’s thrilled House Republicans have “a big rebuttal” to the “flow” the country is heading towards under Democratic leadership.
“We’re saying, here’s the blueprint on how best to redirect this nation and make it great again,” Murphy said.
The House GOP officially rolled out its Pledge to America in Monongahela, Pa. last week and outlines the House GOP’s plan to address issues like parental rights and the economy if they regain the House in the election. November mid-term.
Democrats were quick to launch their attacks on the GOP agenda, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., calling the commitment to America an “extremist agenda.”
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., pushed back against Pelosi’s attack on the package in an interview with Fox News Digital, saying their plan will “actually set America on a new path.” .
“Because the Democrats caused inflation, crime on our streets by cutting police funding, spending sprees causing inflation,” McCarthy said. “Attacking American energy and driving up the price of gas, causing inflation. This is a plan to fix the problems the Democrats have created, and I think the American public should have an election based on ideas.”
“I think the reason she’s doing this is that she can’t come forward on policies and the damage they’ve done to America,” the GOP leader continued. “And they have no plan to fix it.”