ICYMI: Rep. Webster: Hitting the Ground Running

Clermont, FL - Wednesday, Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, published an opinion editorial in the Clermont News Leader on how House Republicans are hitting the ground running in the 118th Congress to fulfill our Commitment to America. 

Webster: Hitting the Ground Running
Clermont News Leader
Congressman Daniel Webster
January 25, 2023

Last fall, I, along with my Republican colleagues, renewed our Commitment to America that our focus in the new Congress would be policies that build an economy that’s strong; a nation that’s safe; a future that’s built on freedom; and a government that’s accountable to the American people. Now, with the issue of who will be the House Majority Leader, the new Republican majority hit the ground running to deliver on our commitment.

Wasting no time, the U.S. House took action to cut spending, improve national security, and protect newborns, while establishing new committees to address our competition with China and restore government accountability. On Monday Jan. 9, House Republicans passed a transformational Rules Package to restore the People’s House. These rule changes will establish the most member-driven, open, transparent, and accountable House of Representatives in recent history. 

For too long, power has driven the legislative process, shutting members of both parties out and resulting in massive bills being drafted behind closed doors then rushed to the floor for a vote. The rules adopted last week empower every member to have their voice heard on behalf of their constituents.

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