Pence: Democrats Risk Lame-Duck ‘Betrayal’
Even though Democrats derailed on Tuesday Rep. Tom Price’s push to prevent the House from having a lame-duck session, House Republicans are continuing to talk up the lame-duck threat. In an interview with National Review Online, Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.), the chairman of the House Republican Conference, raised the stakes.
“If Republicans gain control of the House or the Senate, any consideration of significant legislation in the lame-duck session would be a betrayal of the public trust by the Democratic party,” Pence says. “House Republicans are determined to do our job in defending taxpayers and opposing more installments of the failed economic policies of this Congress and this administration.”
Pence adds that the House GOP is preparing to roll out its fall policy agenda. “I really do believe that pro-growth economic policies — that Kennedy embraced, that Reagan embraced, that Bush embraced after 9/11 — and the kind of fiscal discipline that carried Republicans to power in 1994 is where the country’s at.” He also has a message for conservatives. “Stay tuned,” he says. “You won’t be disappointed.”