Avella: Republicans must pursue a path that starts with unity

The Hill
November 20, 2016

The Republican Party has been working for this moment for decades. With dominance in the federal and state governments, those just elected cannot squander it.

Elected Republicans must be focused and clear-eyed on the fact they were put in office to tear down the barriers to creating jobs, increase the amount Americans have in their bank accounts and protect our personal security. To that end, imagine our country being a place where employers compete for employees, and thus, raise incomes. Workplaces are freed from senseless regulations placing the emphasis on customers. Current roads and bridges are updated and new ones are built ensuring safe travel. Law enforcement officials are trained and given state-of-the-art equipment, which in turn makes our neighborhoods safer. Our national defense receives the funding needed to assure it is second to none, making our country safer.

With Republicans elected to the Presidency and majorities in the U.S. Senate and House, there is every reason to believe this can be done. Add to this the opportunity to produce similar success at the state level with Republicans elected to 34 of 50 governors’ offices and majorities in 69 of 99 state legislative chambers (as of this writing as results are still be finalizing in select states).


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