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Quality Education

K-12 Education

Congress should pass policies that allow states to lead in the development of reforms that expand educational opportunity and allow all students to discover, develop, and apply their unique abilities. Eligibility should not be limited by income or other demographic status and should focus on removing heavy-handed federal mandates and other barriers that prevent experimentation, innovation, and the free exchange of ideas in our education sector.

K-12 Education

Strong & Safe Communities

Criminal Justice Reform

Building on the success of the First Step Act, Congress should plan for its robust implementation and oversight while seizing new opportunities to support a proportionate justice system that protects public safety while respecting human dignity and constitutional rights.

Criminal Justice Reform

Poverty and Welfare Reform

Congress should remove barriers to economic opportunity for all, including reforming welfare programs that have trapped too many Americans in cycles of dependency.

When considering the reauthorization of TANF, Congress should promote work as the most effective tool to lift people out of and prevent poverty.

Poverty and Welfare Reform

Economic Opportunity for All

Focused Government

Congress should work to get our current debt explosion under control by reining in discretionary and mandatory spending.

Before even considering increasing the gas tax on working families, Congress should implement significant spending and regulatory reforms to ensure existing funding is applied to the highest priority and cost drivers are contained.

Congress should preserve the reforms of the TCJA so that individuals and families can save more, prepare for the future, and thrive in a rapidly evolving economy and businesses remain globally competitive. It can do this by making individual provisions permanent, protecting corporate rate reductions and standing against additional complexities, like tax extenders, in the code.

Congress should begin a new round of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process to make our military more effective and efficient.

Focused Government

Regulations that Work

An important first step toward comprehensive regulatory reform should be increasing transparency. Congress should pass legislation requiring all regulating departments and agencies to count their rules using a simple, practical and easily updatable measure. This count should be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary, duplicative, ineffective and overly burdensome rules through a reduction plan, such as 2-out-1-in.

Regulations that Work

Health Care Unleashed

Congress must improve patient choice and foster openness. Reforms should allow providers, insurers, and entrepreneurs to bring transformative innovations to the market.

Congress must protect and ensure the proper implementation of recent bipartisan VA reforms to increase health care choice and provide accountability for VA employees.

Health Care Unleashed

Work that Matters

To create an environment where people can thrive, Congress should work where federal law is applicable to reduce occupational licensing burdens that unreasonably prevent Americans from pursuing their dreams.

As part of any infrastructure package, Congress should reject harmful requirements like Davis-Bacon and project labor agreements that restrict freedom to contract and drive up the price of construction.

Work that Matters

Business for Good

Permissionless Innovation

Congress should ensure any new or expanded privacy or data security regulations do not restrict competition or impede innovation.

Congress should adopt a framework for autonomous vehicles that federal law facilitates interstate commerce and provides this developing industry the maximum flexibility it needs to successfully innovate and not create technological mandates.

Congress should resist calls to politicize and weaponize antitrust enforcement.

Permissionless Innovation

Ending Government Favoritism

Congress must not revive any expired tax “extenders” or create any new incentives or credits. These targeted tax incentives have no place in the new tax code under TCJA.

Ending Government Favoritism

Free People

Trade

Congress should reinstitute its Constitutional authority over trade policy by requiring legislative approval for any tariffs implemented by the executive branch. Passing bills like the Bipartisan-Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act or the Global Trade Authority Act should be a priority.

Trade

Foreign Policy

Congress should reassert its Article I responsibility to provide oversight on military engagement abroad.

Foreign Policy

Privacy From Government Surveillance and Digital Free Speech

People have the right to keep their personal information private from unwarranted government surveillance. Sections 206, 207 and 215 of the PATRIOT ACT must sunset when they come up for reauthorization later this year.

Lawmakers must also protect Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which is vitally important for facilitating online free speech.

Congress should pass federal anti-SLAPP legislation that removes barriers that disincentivize free speech.

Privacy From Government Surveillance and Digital Free Speech

Immigration

Immigration is good. Our current system is not.

Congress must act to fix our nation’s broken and outdated immigration system. We should ensure those who would come to do us harm are prevented from doing so while, simultaneously, welcoming the overwhelming majority of immigrants who will add immeasurable value to our economy, communities, and our culture. We can have better immigration, a stronger economy, and safer communities.
Americans across the nation recognize that we need to fix our nation’s outdated, dysfunctional immigration system. Ultimately, we want a modern immigration system that welcomes immigrants who will contribute to American society.

Immigration

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