Commitment to America Includes Commitment to Election Integrity

Today, members of the House Republican Caucus rolled out their Commitment to America, a series of significant reforms that will serve as the Republicans' first priorities once they regain the majority in January 2023. 

Alongside other broad-ranging topics, Leader Kevin McCarthy re-emphasized the Republican Caucus’ promise to “end special treatment for members of Congress by repealing proxy voting, and increase accountability in the election process through voter ID, accurate voter rolls, and observer access.”

Commitment to America champions policies to restore voters’ confidence in Congress, starting with ending Speaker Pelosi’s proxy-voting, which an abuse of power that has allowed 90% of House Democrats to collect a federal paycheck without needing to show up for work. In line with President Biden’s recent declaration that the pandemic is over, there is no reason why House Democrats should not report for work just like the citizens they represent.

Republicans, led by Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis, have consistently advocated for policies that strengthen electoral integrity – and have constantly faced opposition from Democrats every time they suggest common sense changes to election rules. For example, the Republicans have advocated for photo identification requirements for in-person voting, an election safeguard that increases trust in the electoral process and one that is widely supported by 75% of all voters, including majorities of Democrat and minority voters. Yet Democrats continue to push baseless lies that voter ID is somehow voter suppression. 

Similarly, Republicans support all reasonable efforts to ensure that the voter rolls accurately reflect only people eligible to vote. This is a common sense approach that is hard to refute.

Finally, the more transparent the electoral process, the more trustworthy it becomes. Because election observers fulfill an important role in ensuring fair and honest elections, Republicans believe that they should always be granted reasonable access to monitor elections. Sunlight is always the best disinfectant, and transparency is the best way to restore voter confidence in elections.

RNLA has consistently advocated for transparent elections and applauds the Republican House Caucus for the focus on election integrity in its Commitment to America.