*2014 Republican Budget

First Look At House Republican 2014 Agenda

We’ve gotten a preview of House Republicans’ agenda for 2014, courtesy of Politico, and here’s a hint: there’s not much to it. As in, it’s completely non-existent:

“Last Thursday, a group of House Republicans filed into Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Capitol office suite and received a blank piece of paper labeled ‘Agenda 2014.’

The blank slate just about sums up where Republicans find themselves after a year marked by the first government shutdown in 17 years, futile efforts to repeal Obamacare and the inability to pass spending bills at the levels set by Republican leaders.”

“’What we have done so far this year clearly hasn’t worked,’ said the GOP aide involved in the planning sessions. ‘Cantor wants to take us in a new direction, which is good. The problem is we don’t know where we are headed, and we don’t know what we can sell to our members.’”

They don’t know where they’re headed? How about all of the things we need to get done? Because we’re so helpful, here are some ideas to fill up their blank agenda:

-          Budget agreement

-          Unemployment insurance

-          Permanent SGR fix

-          Employment Non-Discrimination Act

-          Comprehensive immigration reform