Serving in “the people’s house,” my fellow representatives and I have a particularly direct charge: As the closest federal branch to the public, we in particular should reflect the will of the public in our actions.
While some important progress has been made in the past two years under the leadership of President Trump and a unified Republican government, like the historic overhaul of our tax system with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we have also dragged our feet, and there’s still a lot to deliver on other key campaign promises.
Republicans lost the House in November because our actions during the 115th Congress did not reflect the words we spoke when we campaigned during the 2016 election cycle. With only a handful of legislative business days left on the books, we have one final chance to live up to the promise that we made to the parents, small business owners, blue collar workers, farmers, teachers, and ordinary people who helped us gain control in the first place.
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