House GOP to Unveil Agenda Thursday

Posted September 20, 2010 at 11:05am

Updated: 1:03 p.m.

House Republicans will unveil their long-awaited, majority-making agenda Thursday at 10 a.m. at a hardware store in Sterling, Va.

The rollout, part of the America Speaking Out effort, will focus on job creation, spending cuts and other government reforms, according to the ASO Twitter feed. One GOP aide said that prior to the official launch Thursday, leaders will hold a closed-door roundtable with local business owners. At 10 a.m. the leaders will be joined by a small number of Members — not the entire Conference — to unveil the agenda.

Republicans will meet Wednesday night to review agenda specifics, according to an e-mail sent out Monday.

GOP leaders have been working on the America Speaking Out project since May. Chief Deputy Minority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) was tapped to lead the effort, which is expected to be similar to the party’s “Contract With America” agenda from 1994.

McCarthy said last week that Republicans would also be introducing a series of bills before the midterm elections as part of the initiative.