The Republican Recap: Week of April 24, 2023
Washington, April 28, 2023
Here’s a recap of what Republicans achieved on the House Floor this week:
Getting Government Spending Under Control ✅
American families are suffering under record inflation, supply chain shortages, banking instability, and rising interest rates – meanwhile, the Biden Administration wants to raise taxes and unleash the IRS on hardworking Americans instead of fixing their failing policies.
American families have to budget every day – why can’t our government? The path we’re on is unsustainable, and Americans are paying the price.
H.R. 2811, the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, sponsored by Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington, will limit federal spending, save taxpayer dollars, and grow the economy.
“This legislation will grow the economy by returning to pro-growth, pro-work, pro-energy policies that will unleash American prosperity once again. It stops the assault on US energy production and restores American energy dominance. It reins in Biden’s unprecedented barrage of regulations – a major drag on our economic recovery, an unbearable burden on our small businesses, and lower wages and higher cost of goods for working families. And, it breaks the cycle of poverty and government dependence for generations of Americans by restoring commonsense, Clinton-era work requirements for able-bodied adults. It’s time to get America back to work, turn this economy loose, and let the tide of prosperity lift all boats,” said Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington.
What Members Said:
House GOP Leadership issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2811, the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023:
“It's a very fragile time for the American people. They're looking at inflation that's going through the roof, decades high, paying more for everything. And they know why that happened. They're paying more for everything when they go to the grocery store, the gas pump, anywhere else, because Washington has spent trillions of dollars that this country doesn't have. Over the last two years, President Biden has maxed out the nation's credit card. That's what the debt ceiling is,” said Majority Leader Steve Scalise.
“What House Republicans have done is come together and say, ‘There's a better way.’ Sure, we need to address the debt ceiling, but we also need to address – at the same time – the problems that have brought us to this moment. It's not by accident that the nation's credit card got maxed out.”
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“Over the last two years, Democrats’ out-of-control spending has drastically and dramatically increased our ten year spending trajectory. That includes the $2 trillion misnamed American Rescue Plan that ignited the highest rise in consumer prices and inflation in 40 years. Americans are paying the price for this radical spending that completely bloated our federal spending. House Republicans, we’re committed to finding a sensible debt ceiling solution that will strengthen the American economy, protect American families, and save taxpayers over $4 trillion over the next ten years,” said Rep. David Kustoff.
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Rep. Anthony D'Esposito slammed President Biden for failing to work with Republicans on a solution to the debt ceiling.
Rep. Jen Kiggans highlighted the facts about what the Limit, Save, Grow Act does and doesn't do, pointing out the lies that Democrats have been telling instead of working with House Republicans to save money for American families.
Prioritizing American Manufacturers Over Chinese Interests ✅
Once again, Democrats’ are prioritizing their radical ‘Green New Deal’ agenda over American manufacturers who deserve a fair playing field.
Rep. Bill Posey’s legislation, H.J. Res. 39, would prevent the Commerce Department from implementing their final rule that puts the Biden Administration’s June 2022 Emergency Proclamation into action and protect fair competition.
“With every passing month the CCP gets closer to dominating the solar market, making it harder for Americans to compete. Today’s bipartisan vote holds China accountable for violating our trade laws and scores a big win for American solar manufacturers and workers,” said Representative Bill Posey. “The United States can and should focus its resources into developing our own capability to manufacture quality solar products and boosting American competitiveness around the world and I want to thank my colleagues for advancing this important bipartisan legislation.”
What Members Said:
Rep. Morgan Luttrell slammed President Biden for bowing to China instead of supporting American manufacturers.
Rep. Mark Alford highlighted the importance of the United States not relying on China.