Meet 3 New GOP Members of Congress
It’s been somewhat greater than per week for the reason that 2022 midterm elections.
The Republican Social gathering is projected to win a slim majority within the U.S. Home of Representatives, whereas the ultimate partisan break up of the U.S. Senate stays up within the air after the Georgia Senate race superior to a runoff election, to be held on Dec. 6.
The 118th Congress is ready to convene on Jan. 3, and a trio of incoming freshmen—Reps.-elect Laurel Lee, R-Fla.; Josh Brecheen, R-Okla.; and Erin Houchin, R-Ind.—shared with The Each day Sign what they’re most eager for as they put together to move to Washington, D.C.
“Nicely, I’ll let you know, we’re off to a very good begin in attending to know the opposite new members. I’m very hopeful that the Republicans who’re going to be serving collectively on this subsequent Congress can carry ahead a set of coverage concepts that actually resonate with the American folks,” Lee stated.
“In fact, there’s a vital oversight duty and a vital duty for us as conservatives to be principally figuring out the place the Biden administration is failing the American folks,” she stated.
However on the identical time, we additionally must be presenting a imaginative and prescient of Republican management and coverage objectives and what that appears like for us.
So, for me, I feel the factor that I’m essentially the most enthusiastic about and fascinated by is being a part of speaking that imaginative and prescient to the American folks.
Lee defeated Democratic challenger Alan Cohn with 58.5% of the vote to win the seat representing Florida’s fifteenth Congressional District, Ballotpedia reported. In accordance with her marketing campaign web site, Lee served as Florida secretary of state, appointed to the put up by Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
Brecheen beforehand served within the “Oklahoma state Senate, the place [he] stood sturdy in opposition to tax will increase, debt, wasteful spending and … led the struggle in opposition to Widespread Core in our faculties,” his marketing campaign web site stated. He received his race with 72.4% of the vote, Ballotpedia reported, beating Democrat Naomi Andrews and an unbiased in Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District.
“I’m hopeful that our nation will awake. I consider, as a Bible-believing Christian, that as John Adams stated, ‘We’ve no authorities armed with energy, able to persevering with with human passions, unbridled by morality and faith, and he goes on to say, … ‘avarice,’ which suggests excessive greed. Take into consideration why we proceed to spend like we do: ‘Avarice ambition,’” Brecheen, 43, instructed The Each day Sign.
Take into consideration politicians. Avarice ambition and revenge will break the strongest cords of our Structure as a whale goes by a web. Our Structure was made just for our ethical and spiritual folks.
I’m hopeful that our tradition will come alive with advantage, which suggests ethical excellence, a return of biblical reality in our nation that made us nice for a whole lot of years, and we’ve got grow to be sensible in our personal eyes and silly as a result of we’re throwing away what made us nice.
“Oh, my goodness. I’m hopeful that we will get some precise governing conservative insurance policies accomplished. I feel that as leaders, Republicans are proper on these points,” Houchin, 46, stated. She received her district with 64.2% of the vote, Ballotpedia reported, defeating Democrat Matthew Fyfe and Libertarian Tonya Mills.
“Conservatives are proper on these points. People agree with us on most of those insurance policies, they usually need to see us take some motion. So I’m hopeful that our incoming class will likely be a powerful voice for these conservative governing insurance policies,” she stated.
Lee, Brecheen, and Houchin joined “The Each day Sign Podcast” to debate their campaigns additional, what points they ran on, and what Home Republicans ought to examine in committees if, as projected, they take again the bulk.
Hearken to the podcast under or learn the calmly edited transcript.
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