Time running out for GOP in U.S. House

Henry Rodgers of the Daily Caller reports on Republicans’ plans for their closing weeks in charge of the U.S. House of Representatives.

With seconds ticking off the clock, Republicans have precious little time to get their agenda through the House before Democrats seize control of the chamber and all its investigatory power.

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 Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday.

American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp echoed a very similar message to TheDCNF, when asked if Republicans will suffer greatly after losing the majority of the House to the Democratic Party on Nov. 6. Schlapp also recommended the Trump administration find issues that both parties can agree on, in order to actually get legislation passed.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...