In remarks prepared for delivery in his Saturday address, South Carolina’s junior Senator, Tim Scott, said the mid-term election was a repudiation of the President’s policies and that Republicans will now “present solutions for American families, and I truly hope the President will join us.”
He promised a new fight over Obamacare saying the GOP led house and senate will “tackle the Afforable Care Act head on” and offer alternative solutions to lower health care costs and increase access to care.
Also in Republican sights for action are approval of the Keystone Pipeline and tackling what he called an “overcomplicated and outdated tax code,” and “excessive regulation.”
Scott, who made history earlier this month when he became the first black U.S. senator elected from the South since Reconstruction after the Civil War, suggested Republicans would not strong arm their agenda.
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Scott promised a change in tone in political debate on Capitol Hill.
“Amendments will be encouraged, not ignored; The practice of passing massive bills, just to see what’s in them, will be a thing of the past; and, open debate and strong oversight will become the norm,” he said.
Scott acknowledged that the American people may be skeptical but he promised “a drastic shift from the past few years in Washington,” and “returning government to the American people.”