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House GOP to Run in 2020 on Reducing the Debt They Helped Grow

  • Republicans set campaign goals as deficit reaches $1 trillion
  • Leader McCarthy seeks to repeal Obamacare ‘once and for all’
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthyPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

House Republicans plan to run on tried-and-true issues in 2020: repealing Obamacare and reducing the national debt, even though the GOP fell short of both goals the last time the party had full control of Washington.

“The first thing we would do is make sure our debt is taken care of,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters during a meeting of party members in Baltimore to work on their election-year agenda.