In less than two years, President Biden and Speaker Pelosi have forced an agenda that has destroyed our economy, driving inflation to alarming levels. Far-left socialists have opened our southern border to illegal immigrants, made us dependent on hostile foreign countries for our energy, and empowered our enemies overseas. Week after week, Democrats refuse to consider any bills on the House floor that would address the serious problems facing families.

We have a plan. Today, House Republicans are unveiling the “Commitment to America,” a bold conservative vision for a prosperous America that will reverse the self-inflicted crises of Biden and Pelosi. Our plan is built on four key principles: a strong economy; a nation that is secure; a future built on freedom; and a government that is responsible.

Despite warnings from Larry Summers, the top economic adviser to President Clinton and President Obama, Democrats wasted $10 trillion of taxpayer money on big government spending bills. The result is rising inflation, which has reached its highest level in nearly 40 years. Biden and Pelosi’s inflation is crushing hard working families and taking $460 out of their pockets every month.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) introduces President Joe Biden before he addresses the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 11, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Democrats passed the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act,” but this legislation actually raises taxes on workers and small businesses and hires 87,000 IRS agents to audit low- and middle-income families, as confirmed by the Budget Office of Congress.

Our “Commitment to America” ​​calls for reducing wasteful government spending and lowering taxes. This will make it easier for businesses to lower their prices and allow struggling families to keep more of their hard-earned money.

The Biden administration must realize that doubling down on radical climate policies ignores the reality of the world’s current energy needs. Our plan would require the Biden administration to embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes the oil, natural gas and nuclear power we produce here at home. This would reduce rising gas prices and rising household energy costs.

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President Joe Biden speaks about inflation and the economy at the White House on May 10, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democrats support defunding the police and amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Violent crime and homicide are out of control because Democrats have cut police budgets, ended cash bail, and allowed violent offenders back on our streets.

This year, the homicide rate across the country is up nearly 50 percent, and aggravated assaults are up 36 percent since 2019.

More than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021. Roughly two-thirds came from opioids like fentanyl, which cartels are smuggling into our country across Biden’s open southern border.

Republicans have a simple solution: Stand with law enforcement and secure America’s border.

By providing funding to state and local law enforcement through programs like COPS grants, we want to make it easier for police departments to recruit the qualified officers they need to keep our communities safe.

By requiring the federal government to secure our nation’s borders through renewed border wall construction, it will be more difficult for migrants to illegally enter our country and drug cartels will not be able to profit from a border open south.

Unlike Democrats, Republicans will put parents and children over union bosses.

When concerned parents spoke out at school board meetings, the head of the nation’s largest school board association wrote a letter to President Biden urging his administration to treat the parents’ involvement as potential acts of domestic terrorism. . Days later, Biden’s Justice Department released a memo equating parents exercising their right to free speech as domestic terrorists.

As millions of children struggled with remote and remote learning, the Biden administration coordinated with teacher union bosses — instead of parents — and rewrote critical parts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for reopening schools. This came after union leaders complained that the guidance was too favorable for the opening of schools.

By passing the Parents’ Bill of Rights, parents will have a stronger voice and find it easier to be involved in their children’s education.

Surrounded by members of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on July 29, 2021. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Globally, the Democrats have put America on a downward path. President Biden hastily withdrew US troops from Afghanistan, leaving behind billions of dollars in military equipment and allowing the Taliban to take control of the country.

We are experiencing the worst border crisis in American history. More than 3.2 million immigrants have been apprehended during Joe Biden’s presidency.

How are Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas allowed to keep their jobs?

Despite controlling both houses of Congress, Democrats have refused to investigate the Biden administration’s failures and mismanagement of our country. This is a clear dereliction of duty.

Enough is enough!

Republicans will use congressional oversight power to hold the Biden administration accountable.

President Biden and Speaker Pelosi are more interested in pushing their far-left agenda than helping families in need.

We understand the struggles of the American people and have a bold conservative plan that will reverse the disastrous policies of Biden and Pelosi and get our nation back on track.

House Republican Steve Scalise represents Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District.

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