GOP Plan: Undo Obama's Agenda in First 20 Days

...At least symbolically, because they don't control the Senate or White House
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2011 7:53 AM CST
GOP Plan: Undo Obama's Agenda in First 20 Days
House Republicans, some current, some incoming, file out after a press conference on Capitol Hill in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

(Newser) – House Republicans plan to sweep into office today with a 20-day blitz of legislation designed to undo or counteract President Obama’s agenda, starting with the repeal of the Democrats’ health care law on Friday. They’re also planning to identify tens of billions in spending cuts, and propose a host of deregulation moves, the Washington Post reports. There's just one little problem: It'll all be completely symbolic, since Democrats still hold the Senate and presidency.

Still, Republicans think that after their spate of territory-marking votes, they can get Democrats to agree to what they think are principled compromises. “This is a two-way street going on here, and results are going to be judged through the prism of whether jobs are created and whether spending is cut and the deficit is brought back under control,” Eric Cantor said. (Read more 112th Congress stories.)

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