The word across the political landscape is the Republicans WILL achieve a majority in the US House….
They will be working overtime to undo as many of things that Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats have tried to get done in the last year and half….
Except for Biden’s Infrastructure?
Democrats actually haven’t done much that the Republicans were against during that time….
The problem for GOP Leader McCarthy & Co. maybe their own…..
Just like the Democrats and Progressives….
Oh, and Joe Biden , the Democrats WILL STILL be the President (with the ability to veto stuff)
And Democrats probably will still hold the Senate….
“It’s going to show a bold conservative agenda,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said in an interview. “It’s not just about Republicans showing the country what we would do if we were given this majority. But it also would create a mandate, then, to go do those things.”
For Republicans to successfully govern next year, though, will require something perhaps more difficult than drafting a policy wish list. They’ll need cooperation from their own, including rebellious conservatives who may prove difficult to keep in line.
With little appetite for two years of obstruction, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his team will need to make sure their right flank stays in array. That also means working with President Joe Biden — not just on the agenda Republicans are preparing for themselves, but on the bare minimum of fulfilling Congress’ annual chores, like funding the government or approving Pentagon policy bills.
“We’re going to pass legislation out of the House and send as much as we can to President Joe Biden’s desk. And we hope that he will work with us,” House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said when asked whether the conference was prepared to work with Biden.
“You will see a unified Republican Party with a laser focus on issues that matter to every American,” Stefanik told reporters in between policy sessions at the upscale golf resort, where hundreds of casually-dressed lawmakers floated between different rooms in the massive hotel — while lamenting how the rain had nixed their golf plans that day.
By most accounts, Republicans haven’t yet settled on a strategy about exactly how a possible majority would work with Biden. Privately, many acknowledge it will depend on how many seats they’ll control in the House, as well as in the Senate, where senior GOP leaders are publicly squabbling over whether to release their own policy checklist.
Plus, they likely need to anticipate input from former President Donald Trump as he continues to try to exert his influence over the party.
But at least some of those members, particularly in the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, will be loath to support anything on the floor that could be seen as boosting Biden ahead of the 2024 presidential election — or as compromising with Democrats at all. Some, including a pack of vocal freshmen members, have never served in the majority during their congressional careers….