GOP Lawmakers: Presidential Race Won’t Set Our Agenda


Bridget Bowman | The Hill | January 14, 2015

Cruz, left, and Trump, right, are at the top of the GOP polls. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Cruz, left, and Trump, right, are at the top of the GOP polls. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

BALTIMORE — As House and Senate Republicans gathered to plot policy here Thursday, they vowed not to let the divisive campaign for the presidential nomination set their agenda in Congress.

Rather than try to fashion measure that suits the crowded field of presidential contenders, GOP leaders said they plan to use the next congressional session to present Americans with their vision for the country. They hope their plan will eventually merge with the priorities of the Republican nominee and boost the party’s returns in November, delivering the White House and maintaining a Senate majority.

“Our presidential candidates are out there beating each other up at the moment, and that’s going to solve itself at some point here in the process,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters gathered at the Baltimore Marriott for their bicameral retreat.  “We’re going to do issue development and get ready for 2017.”

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One thought on “GOP Lawmakers: Presidential Race Won’t Set Our Agenda

  1. I think alot of people are voting for Trump because of the success he already has attained as an entrepreneur. I haven’t heard him talk about facts or political views. Mostly trash talking the competition. Hilary better be on her p’s and q’s or Trump will win. I think that Hilary is the best candidate to compete with Donald Trump. I think this race is based more on popularity and not the facts. http://www.goppolls.net

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