House GOP’s ‘Commitment to America’ Agenda to Include Hiring 200K More Police And China Select Committee

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced the GOP’s “Commitment to America” plan, which they intend to implement if Republicans take control of the House in the midterm elections.

The plan includes initiatives to hire 200,000 more police and establish a “Select Committee on China.” The plan also promised to “oppose all efforts to defund the police,” among a range of other goals, including fixing inflation, the national security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the fentanyl epidemic.

“The White House and the Democrat majority in Congress control Washington,” said McCarthy. “This is their record.”

“And yet, they want you to give them two more years in power,” he continued. “But Republicans have a plan for a new direction — one that’ll get our country back on track.”

The House GOP’s plan is modeled after former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America,” which he released in 1994.

The new plan contains a section called “Restore the People’s Voice,” which promises to “end special treatment for members of Congress by repealing proxy voting, and increase accountability in the election process through voter ID, accurate voter rolls, and observer access.”

The plan also outlines the GOP’s energy policy, stating that their goal would be to “maximize production of reliable, cleaner, American-made energy and cut the permitting process time in half to reduce reliance on foreign countries, prevent rolling blackouts and lower the cost of gas and utilities.”

McCarthy will present the plan to House members on Friday at an event in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Attendees will include Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA).

The announcement of the plan underscores a larger strategy by McCarthy to unify the Republican party under his leadership. If successful, he could secure another term as House Majority Leader.

The House Freedom Caucus, a once prominent and again rising force in the House GOP, stands in his way, so far refusing to back him.