House Republicans Tuesday released their pitch for the American people to give them power in November in an agenda deemed their “Commitment to America”.
It is arguably the most in-depth detailing of a Republican vision for the future that was not written four years ago. (The GOP decided to re-adopt their 2016 platform for 2020.)
In comparison to President Trump’s second-term agenda, which is composed of fifty one-liners, House Republicans offer a considerable amount of specifics on what they will do if given power, including “defending the unborn”. Pro-life issues were strangely absent from President Trump’s agenda.
The House GOP plan also promises to triple COVID-19 testing and develop a vaccine that is “safe, effective, and available this year.”
In regard to the social justice movement following the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans, the GOP promises extra funds for better police training, community policing, 500,000 body cameras, and other equipment.
The Republicans also propose a five-year plan to revamp the country’s infrastructure. Higher levels of choice in K-12 education, veteran healthcare choice, and debt reduction are also parts of their “Commitment to America.”
In order to effectively drive this agenda, Republicans need to flip 17 seats in November. This would be a return to the majority the party enjoyed in 2016. The GOP lost that majority when Democrats won 40 seats in the 2018 midterms.