Republicans are assured headed into the midterm elections, and for good purpose. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have failed in nearly each space essential to Individuals, from the economic system to crime to vitality safety, and their traditionally low approval scores present that voters know precisely the place the blame lies.
However Republicans can’t win the Home majority by mentioning Democratic failures alone. Voters need extra than simply an opposition social gathering — they need a governing social gathering.
Republicans must convey options the place Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have supplied solely division and blame. We’re well-positioned to take action: You wouldn’t comprehend it by listening to the media, however the Republican Social gathering is flush with leaders who wish to deal with powerful points.
To amplify their voices and unite their efforts, we’ve introduced collectively greater than 80 members of Congress and dozens of candidates to function the governing wing of the GOP. Now we’re unifying them round a five-part agenda geared toward securing conservative wins for the American folks, and we’re working with Republican Home management to get it executed.
First, we’re providing a plan to reclaim America’s vitality independence. This 12 months, the typical American household will spend $5,000 on fuel alone, practically double what they spent final 12 months. The Biden administration has chosen in charge and impede the very US vitality firms that may finish the disaster, all whereas virtue-signaling in regards to the local weather and begging international adversaries to spice up their manufacturing.
Our agenda does the other, by catalyzing US output, supporting new pipelines and bolstering vitality innovation — whereas nonetheless displaying take care of the local weather.
Our second merchandise is to get Individuals again on the job. Democrats have spent the previous two years creating disincentives to work and expensive new entitlements, ravenous our economic system of workers and enflaming inflation. Against this, Republicans will cease punishing seniors who take jobs, put money into expert commerce applications and apprenticeships and slash spending that’s driving outrageous worth hikes.
We’ll additionally rebuild our damaged provide chains. In Biden’s America, we’ve grown accustomed to half-empty cabinets, sky-high costs and lengthy wait occasions for fundamental requirements. The typical household pays an additional $5,200 for crucial objects this 12 months. Merely getting the federal government out of the best way will clear up many of those issues. Our agenda will even enhance flexibility for trucking and transport firms, deal with backlogs at our ports and get the American economic system transferring once more.
These first three agenda objects are centered on restoring financial energy and alternative. Our fourth precedence is to maintain Individuals protected — an space the place Democratic failures are painfully self-evident. By demonizing police and refusing to prosecute crime, Democrats have all however endorsed the record-high crime charges sweeping America, from internal cities to once-peaceful small cities.
Republicans will take speedy steps to reestablish legislation and order by doing what the overwhelming majority of Individuals need and count on: funding police, prosecuting criminals, cracking down on gangs and honoring our law-enforcement professionals.
Security in our communities should be paired with our closing agenda merchandise: standing for freedom at residence and overseas. Sadly, America is in its weakest place on the world stage since President Barack Obama was in cost. We kowtow to Iran, tiptoe round Russian aggression and permit China to benefit from American commerce and innovation with out consequence.
A Republican majority in Congress should reestablish oversight of the administration’s foreign-policy choices. By asserting a doctrine of peace by energy and financial freedom, we may also help revitalize US management whereas defending our safety at residence.
This five-part agenda fills the Democrats’ management vacuum. It prioritizes areas Individuals care about, no matter political persuasion, heading into November.
In fact, even a robust congressional majority for Republicans gained’t be sufficient to cease each dangerous concept or advance each good one, however it can assist restore what has been sorely missing in Washington for the previous two years: widespread sense and fundamental management.
As Republican candidates head into the homestretch towards the midterms, they need to do not forget that voters wish to hear about common sense options to issues hurting Predominant Avenue America. Voters need leaders who will govern. Republicans should present that we are going to.
Rep. Pete Stauber (Minn.) is a member of the Republican Predominant Avenue Partnership, the place Sarah Chamberlain is president and CEO.