Congress Prioritizes Election Integrity Amid Biden’s Title IX Chaos

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Hold onto your hats, folks, because the House GOP is at it again, tackling Biden’s overreach and pushing back against those pesky Democrats. Next week, the GOP-led House Rules Committee will review bills and resolutions that condemn Biden’s policies and promote Republican values, particularly election integrity. Get ready for another round of partisan fireworks on the House floor.

First up, let’s talk appliances. Yes, you heard me right. The Democrats’ intrusive environmental regulations are coming for washing machines, refrigerators, and dishwashers. But don’t worry; the GOP is here to save the day with two critical bills. The Refrigerator Freedom Act and the Stop Unaffordable Dishwasher Standards Act aim to keep Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm from imposing unrealistic energy standards that hurt your wallet and make your appliances less effective.

These bills were supposed to be reviewed back in April, but thanks to Iran’s attack on Israel, the schedule got shuffled. Now, House Republicans are ready to take up these bills again. The Refrigerator Freedom Act would block any energy standards that aren’t cost-effective or technologically feasible, while the Stop Unaffordable Dishwasher Standards Act would require Granholm to prove new standards won’t result in extra consumer costs. It’s about time someone stood up to these out-of-touch bureaucrats!

The Rules Committee will also review the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act. This bill, a pet project of the GOP and former President Donald Trump, would bar noncitizens from voting in federal elections. While Democrats claim this is unnecessary, the GOP insists ensuring election integrity is crucial.

Currently, voter registration forms require people to swear they’re citizens under penalty of perjury and provide a driver’s license or Social Security number for identity verification. However, Republicans argue that more scrutiny is needed, especially with the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. They fear even a tiny number of noncitizen votes could have significant impacts, and they’re not taking any chances. This bill would add a layer of protection to our voting system, which is sorely needed in these uncertain times.

Another hot topic is the Biden administration’s new Title IX rule, which extends protections against sex discrimination to include gender identity. This rule has sparked outrage among Republicans, particularly regarding transgender participation in female sports. The GOP argues that biological men should not compete in women’s sports, and they’re ready to take action.

The Rules Committee will discuss a resolution to disapprove of the Education Department’s rule, arguing it goes too far and could harm women’s sports. With courts in Kentucky and Louisiana already issuing injunctions against these rules, the GOP sees this as an opportunity to push back against Biden’s radical agenda.

In addition to these key issues, the Rules Committee will also review the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which allocates salaries and expenses for members and institutions. Notably, it includes a salary provision for Beatrice Payne, widow of the late Rep. Donald Payne Jr. The appropriations bill has 37 amendments, some of which have been revised.

Lastly, the House will consider overriding President Biden’s veto of H.J. Res. 109, which sought to disapprove the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121. This marks Biden’s 12th veto, and Congress has not overridden any of them since he took office successfully. Will this be the time they finally succeed? Only time will tell.

So buckle up, America. The GOP is on the offensive, fighting against Biden’s overreach and advocating common-sense policies. It will be a wild ride, and we can only hope that sanity prevails in the halls of Congress.