Meet 3 New GOP Members of Congress

It’s been somewhat greater than per week because the 2022 midterm elections.

The Republican Celebration is projected to win a slender majority within the U.S. Home of Representatives, whereas the ultimate partisan break up of the U.S. Senate stays up within the air after the Georgia Senate race superior to a runoff election, to be held on Dec. 6.

The 118th Congress is about to convene on Jan. 3, and a trio of incoming freshmen—Reps.-elect Laurel Lee, R-Fla.; Josh Brecheen, R-Okla.; and Erin Houchin, R-Ind.—shared with The Day by day Sign what they’re most longing for as they put together to move to Washington, D.C.

“Nicely, I’ll let you know, we’re off to a extremely good begin in attending to know the opposite new members. I’m very hopeful that the Republicans who’re going to be serving collectively on this subsequent Congress can deliver ahead a set of coverage concepts that basically resonate with the American individuals,” Lee mentioned.

“In fact, there’s an important oversight accountability and an important accountability for us as conservatives to be mainly figuring out the place the Biden administration is failing the American individuals,” she mentioned.

Lee added:

However on the similar time, we additionally must be presenting a imaginative and prescient of Republican management and coverage objectives and what that appears like for us.

So, for me, I feel the factor that I’m probably the most enthusiastic about and curious about is being a part of speaking that imaginative and prescient to the American individuals.

Lee defeated Democratic challenger Alan Cohn with 58.5% of the vote to win the seat representing Florida’s fifteenth Congressional District, Ballotpedia reported. Based on her campaign website, Lee served as Florida secretary of state, appointed to the publish by Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.

Brecheen beforehand served within the “Oklahoma state Senate, the place [he] stood sturdy in opposition to tax will increase, debt, wasteful spending and … led the battle in opposition to Widespread Core in our colleges,” his campaign website said. He gained his race with 72.4% of the vote, Ballotpedia reported, beating Democrat Naomi Andrews and an impartial in Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District.

“I’m hopeful that our nation will awake. I consider, as a Bible-believing Christian, that as John Adams mentioned, ‘We now have no authorities armed with energy, able to persevering with with human passions, unbridled by morality and faith, and he goes on to say, … ‘avarice,’ which suggests excessive greed. Take into consideration why we proceed to spend like we do: ‘Avarice ambition,’” Brecheen, 43, informed The Day by day Sign.

Brecheen added:

Take into consideration politicians. Avarice ambition and revenge will break the strongest cords of our Structure as a whale goes via a web. Our Structure was made just for our ethical and spiritual individuals.

I’m hopeful that our tradition will come alive with advantage, which suggests ethical excellence, a return of biblical fact in our nation that made us nice for a whole lot of years, and we’ve develop into smart in our personal eyes and silly as a result of we’re throwing away what made us nice.

“Oh, my goodness. I’m hopeful that we will get some precise governing conservative insurance policies accomplished. I feel that as leaders, Republicans are proper on these points,” Houchin, 46, mentioned. She gained her district with 64.2% of the vote, Ballotpedia reported, defeating Democrat Matthew Fyfe and Libertarian Tonya Mills.

“Conservatives are proper on these points. Individuals agree with us on most of those insurance policies, they usually wish to see us take some motion. So I’m hopeful that our incoming class can be a robust voice for these conservative governing insurance policies,” she mentioned.

Lee, Brecheen, and Houchin joined “The Day by day Sign Podcast” to debate their campaigns additional, what points they ran on, and what Home Republicans ought to examine in committees if, as projected, they take again the bulk.

Take heed to the podcast beneath or learn the evenly edited transcript.

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