On Sept. 23, 2022, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), then the House Minority Leader, traveled to Pennsylvania to unveil the GOP’s midterm campaign platform, the Commitment to America. The document was a “plan for a new direction,” McCarthy said. “We want to roll it out to you, to the entire country, so you know exactly what we will do if you would trust us and give us the ability to take a new direction for this country.”

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  1. Steve Fast Coolidge
    Steve Fast
    @SteveFast

    Contra Mr. York, messaging bills do have value. They stake out positions for the next election and show what the Republican party would do if it had power. They are an advertisement to independents to vote for the Republican candidate in their district in 2024. Second, if they are wisely chosen, they either force Democrats to vote against a popular position or peel off vulnerable Democrats to vote in favor. Finally, they reassure Republican voters that the party will do what it promised thereby helping improve base turnout in the next election. Thus, while messaging bills do not change policy today, they can build momentum for the next election.

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