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NRCC Chair: Tax Reform Will Preserve GOP Majority

"Nancy Pelosi is the most unpopular political figure in every competitive district in the country," Rep. Steve Stivers told NTK.

By NTK Staff | 01.30.2018 @6:00am
NRCC Chair: Tax Reform Will Preserve GOP Majority

National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) chairman, Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), spoke with the NTK Network to discuss how the committee will use President Trump’s first State of the Union address to energize the Republican base ahead of the 2018 midterm election.

Stivers also expressed optimism that Republicans will keep their majority in the House, citing the GOP tax bill and out-of-touch comments from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) regarding employee tax reform benefits.

“I think the State of the Union is a great chance to look back to 2017 about the things we accomplished including tax reform, that’s already generated bonus checks for three million Americans and is going to have higher wages for Americans,” said Stivers. “As soon as most Americans see their next paycheck, there’s going to be more money in it as a result of tax reform.”

Pelosi recently called bonuses that Americans received as a result of the GOP tax bill ‘crumbs,’ a sentiment with which Stivers vehemently disagreed.

“It shows that Democrats are out of touch, and when you’re worth millions and millions of dollars like Nancy Pelosi is, maybe it’s ‘crumbs,’” he said. “To the people of my district and most Americans, a thousand dollars makes a difference.”

Stivers added that it’s not just these bonuses, but Americans will start to see higher wages and a growing economy because of the GOP tax bill.

“When people see bigger wages, they see increases in their 401K, they know the economy is getting bigger and stronger, and they know tax reform is the reason,” he explained. “The only people that want to ignore that are Nancy Pelosi and a few other liberals who won’t give House Republicans and the president credit for every success we have.”

As for the upcoming midterm election, Stivers said that the NRCC would try to tie Democrats to Pelosi, a strategy that was successful for Republicans during the 2017 special elections.

“There’s a reason for that,” he said. “Nancy Pelosi is the most unpopular political figure in every competitive district in the country.”

Democrats are bullish about their chances to retake the House in 2018, but Stivers is “very optimistic” that Republicans will keep their majority.

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