The simple message for Conservatives: now is not the time to go “all wobbly.” We have two years to work toward rebuilding our representation in the House and the Senate, but today, we still have a small voice in Congress.
House Republican Leader, John Boehner, in an op-ed written for RedState.com, lays out the issues we can expect the Minority Leadership to stand against. After Boehner’s list you’ll find links to all Senate and House Committees as well as the ranking Republican committee member for each.
* If an Obama presidency means “spreading the wealth around” by raising taxes on small businesses, families and investment to pay for more spending in Washington, DC, Republicans will have no choice but to fight it vigorously in favor of a pro-growth plan for rapid economic recovery.
* If an Obama presidency means cutting defense and troop funding while we’re fighting a war against terror, Republicans will stand opposed on behalf of our military men and women and the nation they protect.
* If an Obama presidency means doing the bidding of radical special interests by taking away workers’ right to secret ballot elections, forcing workers to join unions, rolling back school choice for low-income children on behalf of powerful Washington teachers unions, and making it easier for dishonest trial lawyers to extort money through job-killing, frivolous lawsuits, Republicans will fight to put the country’s interests first.
* If an Obama presidency means blocking production of American energy that would help lower costs, create jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, Republicans will fight for enactment of an energy plan that does “all of the above” – increased conservation, innovation, and domestic production.
* If an Obama presidency means spending billions of dollars annually on wasteful pork-barrel projects, including taxpayer-funded “monuments to me” and earmarks “airdropped” into bills at the last possible minute to avoid scrutiny, Republicans will fight it vigorously.
* If an Obama presidency means repealing state and federal laws that protect the rights of unborn children and respect the sanctity of innocent human life, we’ll fight it vigorously.
If an Obama presidency means regulating free speech and stifling dissent on the airwaves [the Fairness Doctrine], Republicans will fight it vigorously.
* If an Obama presidency means forcing people out of their private health insurance and into a government-run program, Republicans will oppose it and fight for real solutions that keep Americans’ health care in the hands of patients and doctors, not government bureaucrats.
* If an Obama presidency means ignoring the looming fiscal tsunami in our entitlement programs –- ducking a problem that could eventually make the current financial crisis look like a tempest in a teacup – Republicans will have no choice but to fight it and demand responsible reforms to protect current and future generations of Americans.
* If an Obama presidency means cutting off job-creating trade with the rest of the world, Republicans will stand opposed and fight to open foreign markets to products created by American workers.
* If an Obama presidency means blocking investigation of the role Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, ACORN, and subprime mortgages played in the financial meltdown, Republicans will fight for accountability, transparency, and real reform to ensure taxpayers are never again put at such risk
If an Obama presidency means sweeping ethical issues involving Members of Congress under a rug, Republicans will fight for transparency and accountability, while holding ourselves to the highest possible ethical standards.
Everything begins in Committee. Below you will find the House and Senate Committees with a link to the Committee homepage. If the ranking member, or other Republican committee members is/are not from your state, don’t let that slow you down.
Pick your issues. Stay up-to-date. Make the contact. Catch the legislation early and often. Give Congress the courage to do the hard work needing to be done.
The website for the House Republican Leader, John Boehner, should be on your toolbar or in your favorites folder for easy access.
Another link for your toolbar:
Republican Senate Homepage