Congressional House Republicans Outline Legislative Roadmap If They Take Back The House
On Tuesday, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced a Republican agenda that would serve as a legislative blueprint if the party were to regain the majority of the House in November.
Although the Republicans face a steep climb to win back the House, many in the party are hoping to, at the very least, pick up seats and chip away at the Democrat’s majority.
The plan, called the “Commitment to America,” focuses on ways to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, revive the economy and provide additional resources for police.
The plan also includes a five-year surface transportation reauthorization to fix the nation’s transportation infrastructure and a plan to significantly reduce the permitting process for infrastructure projects.
In a statement, House Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) stated, “Republicans will provide a reasonable, commonsense approach to improving our infrastructure that reforms the infrastructure project review and delivery process, focuses on traditional core transportation needs, emphasizes investment in rural America’s often neglected infrastructure, prepares our system for future transportation technologies, and fixes the Highway Trust Fund.”