Republican Main Street Partnership to Showcase Centrist Republican Solutions for 2008, January 21st, 2008

Before the State of the Union Address, Republican Centrists in U.S. House to Layout Legislative Priorities

Chris Barron
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Upton (Energy & Commerce) – Energy Independence

Walsh (HHS Appropriations) – Health Care Reform

Kirk (Tuesday Group co-Chair) – Economic Stimulus Package

Shays (Government Reform) – Ethics Reform

WHAT: The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP), the largest organization of elected centrist Republicans in the nation, and centrist House Republicans will discuss legislative priorities for 2008 and unveil new polling regarding perspectives on the economy. Legislative priorities will include: Passage of an Economic Stimulus Package – a pragmatic, bipartisan approach to jump-starting the American economy; Energy Independence – with a new focus on nuclear power and climate change goals; Health Care Reform – reform that will expand quality, affordable health coverage without socializing medicine; and Ethics Reform – reforms that will restore the American people’s confidence in the legislative process.

WHO: Moderators:

RMSP President and former Congressman Charles F. Bass (R-NH)

RMSP Founder/Chairman and former Congressman Amo Houghton (R-NY)

Former Governor Christie Todd Whitman (R-NJ)

Morton Kondracke, Roll Call

Key Centrist Republican Leaders, including:

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) (Ranking member on Energy) – Leading the discussion on Energy Independence

Rep. Jim Walsh (R-NY) (Ranking member on Health Appropriations) – Leading the discussion on Health Care Reform

Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) (Ranking member on Government Reform) – Leading the discussion on Ethics Reform

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) (Co-chair of the Tuesday Group) – Leading the discussion on an Economic Stimulus Package and releasing polling results on voters’ perspective on the economy

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) – co-chair Tuesday Group

Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)

Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE)

Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI)

Rep. Phil English (R-PA)

Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)

Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV)

WHEN: 10 AM – 12 PM, Wednesday – January 23rd

WHERE: The Capitol Hill Club

300 First Street, SE 20003

Washington, DC

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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, RMSP is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on RMSP, visit our website at