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House GOP majority planning last-minute push to pass agenda before Dems take over

(National Sentinel) Lame Duck: It’s late in the fourth quarter and Republicans have one more shot at the end zone before the game ends.

That’s what it feels like to GOP House majority leaders as they plan for what they hope will be a fruitful, productive “lame duck” session before handing the reins of power over to Democrats in January.

The Daily Caller reports:

Some of the most influential Republicans in Congress say the party still plans to drive legislative items through the House and to President Donald Trump’s desk, with a few key pieces of legislation at the forefront such as Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who was challenging California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the position of minority leader, naming a list of items he wants to have passed.

“Republicans still have an opportunity to do what we said. We should fund the border security wall, pass a farm bill that requires able-bodied adults to work if they receive welfare, and keep working to hold the FBI and [Department of Justice] accountable for their misconduct during and after the 2016 election,” Jordan told the news site on Tuesday.

American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp told TheDCNF something similar when he was asked if the GOP will suffer greatly after losing the House majority in the midterms.

He also recommended the Trump administration look for measures and issues that both parties can agree on, in order to actually get legislation passed — such as infrastructure spending.

“The Democrats risk looking like a party having a temper tantrum if they continue to just resist and persecute. They may dislike the president but he persists and they need to find a way to be constructive,” Schlapp said to TheDCNF.




“The administration should also try to work on issues they can work together on like infrastructure, 5G, increasing labor availability, limiting overseas military engagements and the national security issues around China. The Democrats have a chance to look like they are ready for this moment and with big problems voters will be judging if this is a fling or a long-term commitment.”

House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday that he thinks the GOP can get some legislation through as well before Democrats take over chairmanships of committees and launch their promised investigations.

“So we’ve got a couple of priorities for the lame duck. Obviously, Tax Reform 2.0 passed out the House in July with 44 Democratic votes for the three bills, so we’re hopeful that we can find bipartisan support and common ground for some of that here in the lame duck. It remains yet to be seen,” he said.

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6 Comments on House GOP majority planning last-minute push to pass agenda before Dems take over

  1. So now they show some fortitude?

  2. Defeat_Liberalism // November 15, 2018 at 11:18 am // Reply

    Hate to be cynical but I’m not holding my breath that Republicans will accomplish anything between now and January 20th 2019. Still too many RINOs and globalists and cowards in Republican Party in house and senate.

    • The dirty republican “leadership” have a liberal Trump hater as speaker who blocked most of Trump’s agenda, criticized him frequently, and deliberately lost the House.

      Jordan means well but he knows the party is infested with betrayers.

      With Ryan as speaker for 4 years, the party is now liberal, and cannot be relied on.

  3. The President is finally back on offensive. Good, Muller must be fired. The President must regain control over the news cycle and that will never happen, if he is reasonable.

    The media will never allow him to be successful much less credit him for anything. The congress will never cooperate with him, or advance his agenda. Not the Democrats, nor the RINO traitors. Senator Flake can go to hell where McCain is smoldering.

    The President is one man alone against the entire global establishment and they will never stop until they destroy him and we all know it. He has to color outside the lines, or they will hold him in their box while they destroy him. He must eat, sleep and live on the battle field. There is no alternative.

    I have now been shadow banned by Fox and the Washington Times, The Hill, Brietbart and Sparta Report and all of it for saying the same. It is of no import except to note and illustrate that we have already lost the better part of the click farm, social media. They play us for chumps and make no mistake.

    Release the documents Mr. President, so you can fire Rosenstien. He is traitor and criminal. Lock up Hillary and all her FBI/DOJ cohorts and criminal conspirators, Obama Administration officials. Reopen the investigations and lose the conflicted IG which has no criminal authority, or remedies. Produce serious consequences and causalities. Otherwise why would any of your enemies ever moderate? They aren’t afraid of you now. They have you in a box. Break out

    • Defeat_Liberalism // November 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm // Reply

      Have to agree with you Mary however having a difficult time accepting that Brietbart shadow banned you. I see some of the most vicious attacks on POTUS at Brietbart and yours above is nothing vicious. Could you explain? Also what is your twitter handle?
      Mine is: T.A. @Mobs_or_Jobs

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