What House Republicans Will Focus On First

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(TheRedWire.com) – Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, has shared what the first legislative priority of the GOP would be now that Kevin McCarthy had won the House speakership.

McCarthy managed to secure the required 218 votes in order to become the next Speaker of the House after the round of voting early on Saturday morning. Following this, he announced what the GOP-controlled Congress would focus on as their first bill. The House is going to be voting on a bill that seeks to repeal the funding of 87,000 International Revenue Services (IRS) agents. The funding for the agency is part of the Inflation Reduction Act which was passed last August when the Democrats still had control over the lower chamber.

McCarthy noted that the very first bill the GOP would pass would focus on repealing funding because as he noted the government’s duty is to “help you, not go after you.”
Greene, who is one of the most vocal “MAGA Republicans” in the House, has praised McCarthy for keeping his promises and focusing on passing conservative policies.

In a tweet on Saturday, Greene noted that this was only the beginning of everything the GOP would do. She further added, “Repeal the 87,000 IRS Army!”

McCarthy’s pledge followed a lengthy battle in which he needed to win the support of 20 ultraconservative and hard-right lawmakers that were blocking him from winning the Speakership. After close to five days of failed votes, McCarthy managed to secure enough support in order to become the Speaker.


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