In less than two years, President Biden and President Pelosi have forced an agenda that has destroyed our economy, pushing inflation to alarming levels. Far-left socialists have opened our southern border to illegal immigrants, made us dependent on hostile foreign nations for our energy, and strengthened our enemies abroad. Week after week, Democrats refuse to consider any bill in the House that would solve the serious problems facing families.
We have a plan. Today, House Republicans are rolling out our “Pledge to America,” which is a bold conservative vision for a prosperous America that will reverse the self-proclaimed crises of Biden and Pelosi. Our plan is based on four key principles: a strong economy; a secure nation; a future built on freedom; and responsible government.
Despite warnings from Larry Summers, the top economic adviser to President Clinton and President Obama, the Democrats have wasted $10 trillion of taxpayers’ money on big government spending. The result is soaring inflation that has reached its highest level in almost 40 years. Biden and Pelosi inflation is crushing hard-working families and taking $460 out of their pockets every month.
Democrats passed the so-called “Cutting Inflation Act,” but that legislation actually raises taxes on workers and small businesses and hires 87,000 IRS agents to audit low-income families and average, as confirmed by the Congressional Budget Office.
Our “Pledge to America” calls for cutting wasteful government spending and lowering taxes. This will make it easier for businesses to lower their prices and for struggling families to keep more of their hard-earned cash.
The Biden administration must understand that doubling down on radical climate policies ignores the reality of the world’s current energy needs. Our plan would require the Biden administration to adopt a comprehensive energy strategy that includes the oil, natural gas, and nuclear power we produce here at home. This would reduce soaring gas prices and rising household energy costs.
Democrats support defunding the police and amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Violent crime and murder is spiraling out of control because Democrats cut police budgets, ended cash bail, and allowed violent offenders back on our streets.
This year, homicide rates across the country are up about 50% and aggravated assaults are up 36% since 2019.
More than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021. About two-thirds came from opioids like fentanyl, which cartels smuggle into our country through Biden’s open southern border.
Republicans have a simple solution: stand with law enforcement and secure the US border.
By funding state and local law enforcement through programs like COPS grants, we want to make it easier for police departments to recruit the qualified officers they need to keep our communities safe.
By requiring the federal government to secure our country’s borders by renewing the construction of the border wall, it will be harder for migrants to enter our country illegally and drug cartels will not be able to take advantage of an open southern border. .
Unlike Democrats, Republicans will put parents and children above union bosses.
When concerned parents spoke out at school board meetings, the head of the nation’s largest school board association wrote a letter to President Biden asking his administration to treat parent involvement as possible acts of terrorism. domestic. Days later, Biden’s Justice Department issued a memo that equates parents exercising their right to free speech with domestic terrorists.
As millions of children struggled with distance and remote learning, the Biden administration coordinated with teachers’ union bosses — instead of parents — and rewrote critical parts of the guidelines. reopening of schools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It came after union bosses complained councils were too supportive of schools opening.
By adopting a Parents’ Bill of Rights, parents will have a stronger voice and it will be easier for them to get involved in their children’s education.
Overall, the Democrats have put America on a downward path. President Biden hastily withdrew US troops from Afghanistan, leaving behind billions of dollars worth of military equipment and allowing the Taliban to take control of the country.
We are living through the worst border crisis in American history. More than 3.2 million migrants have been apprehended under President Joe Biden.
How are Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas allowed to keep their jobs?
Despite scrutiny from both houses of Congress, Democrats have refused to investigate the failures of the Biden administration and the mismanagement of our country. This is a manifest dereliction of duty.
Enough is enough!
Republicans will use congressional oversight power to hold the Biden administration accountable.
President Biden and President Pelosi are more interested in enforcing their far-left agenda than helping families in need.
We understand the struggles of the American people and we have a bold conservative plan that will reverse the disastrous policies of Biden and Pelosi and get our nation back on track.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise represents Louisiana’s 1st congressional district.