Congressional Republicans have not released a single, unifying document outlining all their legislative goals if they retake control of Congress in 2023. However, some party leaders have revealed their positions on a number of issues.
Many of these issues have been overlooked in recent political reporting, which tends to focus more on polling. So, TYT Reports is maintaining a running tally of relevant reports of the goals articulated by GOP party leaders. House Min. Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is likely to serve as House speaker if Republicans win a majority in the chamber. Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is likely to be elected majority leader if his party controls the Senate.
This list will be updated up through the 2022 midterm elections.
Raise Taxes on the Poor
Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell denies they'll do it, but his leadership rival, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) released a plan to make everyone -- no matter how poor -- pay taxes, even if that means raising tax rates for people who can't even feed their kids. TYT found 2010 video of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) pushing the exact same thing, along with a blizzard of other radically unpopular policies.
- 69% of voters supported Pres. Joe Biden's plan not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 annually.
Kill Homeowner Rebates
Natural gas lobbyists are preparing to work with Republicans to kill Biden administration rebates to help low- and middle-income households afford to switch from natural-gas appliances to cheaper, safer, electric ones.
- 69% of U.S. adults support becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Weaken Bank Watchdog
The GOP wants to take control of, and cut, funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which guards against predatory behavior against consumers by banks and payday lenders; a recent court ruling is a step in that direction.
- 91% support strong regulation of financial services.
- 66% of Americans, including half of Republicans, want to keep supporting Ukraine.
Let Drug Companies Raise Prices
- 86% of Americans say lowering prescription drug prices is important.
Let Energy Companies Steamroll Neighborhoods
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s (R-WV) START Act could pollute local communities and advance the climate crisis by limiting the time for community input on potentially harmful energy projects, guaranteeing the Mountain Valley Pipeline's completion, and getting rid of some Clean Air Act mandates.
- 65% of voters want lawmakers to listen to communities of fossil fuel companies when it comes to negotiating permitting reform.
"Commitment to America"
McCarthy released a vague agenda promising improvements on every metric without explaining how many of them would be achieved. The few specifics included: Increasing fossil fuel mining and drilling on U.S. land and in U.S. waters, Making it easier for fossil fuel companies to build facilities over community opposition, Undermining public education by funneling (more) tax dollars to religious and for-profit schools, Discriminating against transgender student athletes, Protecting the unborn, Protecting the right to faith-based discrimination, Protecting the Second Amendment, Restricting the right to vote through requirements and intimidation.