As the 117th Congress came to a close, Americans witnessed the swamp in action as leaders in both parties ignored the will and best interests of the American people by passing a 4,000-page $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill with little to no debate.
Sixty-eight U.S. senators – including 18 Republicans – paved the way for the massive and fiscally irresponsible measure. This happened despite the fact that voters handed the GOP a House majority on Election Day in part to rein in spending.
Watching out-of-touch career politicians reach into the cookie jar one more time before House conservatives take control is just the latest reminder of why Congress has a 27% approval rating. However, tone-deaf legislating by the uni-party in Washington gives the incoming Republican majority in the House an opportunity to present a bold contrast to this reckless behavior.
Here are five big things House Republicans can do to get off on the right foot in 2023 by simply displaying core competency and listening to the American people. Read more…