House GOP group emphasizes need to avoid governance problems of past majorities

House GOP group emphasizes need to avoid governance problems of past majorities


Republican pragmatists preparing for life in the House majority are urging colleagues to be ready to compromise to get things done, warning that simply opposing President Joe Biden would no longer be acceptable.

“We can’t pursue ‘No’ — we’ve got to govern,” Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) told reporters during a briefing organized by the Republican Main Street Partnership, a caucus of pragmatic conservatives, just before the House left Washington for an extended summer recess.

Bost, 61, was not chiding colleagues about compromising with Biden and congressional Democrats, although both will be necessary — especially with a Senate that does not have 60 Republican votes, regardless of which party controls the majority. Rather, Bost was emphasizing the necessity for House

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