Here is U.S. Senator Mike Lee writing at The Daily Signal:
After Republicans won a majority in the Senate and maintained their majority in the House in November 2014, I proposed that the two chambers take five modest steps to repair what had become a dysfunctional legislative branch.
This was part of my effort as the recently elected chairman of the Senate Steering Committee to put forward a vision and a plan that would guide the Republican majority toward unity and restore the public’s confidence in Congress.
To recap, the five steps that I proposed to fix Congress were:
- Restore trust between Congress and the American people by making the legislative process open and transparent.
- Reject crony capitalist policies that use government power to enrich elites at the expense of everyone else.
- Pass a budget that balances in ten years without gimmicks, doesn’t raise taxes, and repeals Obamacare.
- Don’t just cut spending for government programs, but reform them.
- Let committees reclaim their traditional role in crafting legislation.
A little over a year in, I can confidently say that there has been some substantial progress on almost all of these fronts. But I can also say with equal confidence that there is still much work to do.
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