WSJ Overview: GOP's Legislative Agenda
Today, the Wall Street Journal has a nice overview on the GOP’s legislative agenda.
Republicans in the new Congress, with control of the House and larger numbers in the Senate, promise to use their power to focus most intensely on ways to cut spending in a time of giant budget deficits. But their influence will change the terms of Washington’s debate on a range of other major issues as well:
• Health care: Republicans plan an early House vote on legislation to repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care law, but they concede that has little chance of passing the Senate. They will follow up with targeted measures to cut off funding to enact the law’s less popular provisions, such as enforcement of the requirement that most Americans carry health insurance, expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor and subsidies to offset the cost of buying insurance for lower-income workers.