REMINDER: Trump and House Republicans Are Plotting An Extreme and Unpopular 2025 MAGA Agenda

As Donald Trump meets with Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Richard Hudson, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“As Donald Trump vows to be a dictator on ‘day one,’ his ultra-MAGA partners are devising extreme plans to push Trump’s dangerous and unpopular agenda in 2025 if he regains power. Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson is preparing a MAGA ‘mega-bill’ as Trump’s allies in the House GOP and Project 2025 plot to ban abortion nationwide, threaten access to IVF, gift more tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy and big corporations, and gut access to affordable health care. Trump is working hand in hand with MAGA extremists, but the American people will stop their out-of-touch blueprint from ever becoming reality in November.”

TODAY: Donald Trump is meeting with Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Richard Hudson, both members of the extreme Republican Study Committee…

Axios: “House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) are slated to meet with former President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort on June 17.”

… as Johnson is preparing an extreme MAGA “mega-bill” that mirrors Trump’s unpopular agenda and House Republicans are devising a dangerous 2025 MAGA blueprint …

Semafor: “Speaker Mike Johnson promises a Republican mega-bill that would define Donald Trump’s second term”

“Speaker Mike Johnson is preparing Republicans for quick, large-scale action if they win unified control of government in November, telling Semafor he’ll pursue a far-reaching bill aimed at addressing a wide range of issues at once. Johnson said he’s been in frequent communication with Donald Trump, discussing the potential for a legacy-defining legislative package early in his presidency…

“The core of any bill would be addressing the individual tax cuts passed under Trump that are scheduled to sunset in 2025, and are estimated to cost trillions to fully renew. Johnson and other members of leadership have also discussed new border security measures, as well as policies to promote energy production…

“As for the Affordable Care Act, a sensitive issue Trump has talked about revisiting after failing to repeal and replace the law in 2017, Johnson said ‘I don’t think there’s any coordinated effort on that yet,’ but added there’s ‘a lot of innovation and change that is desperately needed’ in the healthcare system.’”

Axios: “House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) has been discussing 2025 plans with former President Trump and House conservatives to tackle GOP priorities … The Louisiana Republican huddled with the Republican Study Committee — the largest conservative caucus in Congress — on Wednesday to discuss strategy for next year.”

… and Trump’s MAGA allies at Project 2025 are pushing an extreme agenda that includes banning abortion nationwide, putting IVF access on the chopping block, and bringing back Trump’s cruel immigration policies.

New Republic: “On January 20, 2025, conservatives plan to resurrect a 150-year-old defunct law to ban abortion across the nation. This is not a secret plan—far from it… one in which married heterosexuality is the only valid form of sexual expression and identity; all pregnancies would be carried to term, even if that requires coercion or death; and transgender and gender-nonconforming people do not exist…

“The playbook says the president should enforce a 150-year-old law, the Comstock Act, which right-wing groups see as a way to ban abortion nationally because it outlaws the use of the mail for the purposes of sending or receiving any object that could be used for an abortion.”

Politico: “Since the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last month that frozen embryos are children, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups have been strategizing how to convince not just GOP officials but evangelicals broadly that they should have serious moral concerns about fertility treatments like IVF and that access to them should be curtailed.”

Niskanen Center: “[Project 2025’s immigration proposals] are designed to cripple the existing immigration system without regard for the extraordinarily harmful effects on the health and wealth of our country. They would weaken our nation’s prosperity and security and undermine the vitality of our workforce, with far-reaching consequences for future generations of Americans.”

Forbes: “The plan also proposes dramatic changes in government operations, including tax administration. It would increase the number of political appointees at the IRS and freeze its budget at current levels. More broadly, it would centralize control of the federal bureaucracy in the White House, freeze hiring, and give the president broad authority to fire federal workers. It calls for the creation of ‘lists of…policy-determining, policymaking, or policy-advocating positions’ and procedures to replace career civil servants who hold those jobs.”

Axios: “This is undeniably a Trump-driven operation. The biggest tell: Johnny McEntee — one of Trump’s closest White House aides, and his most fervent internal loyalty enforcer — is a senior adviser to Project 2025. One of the most powerful architects is Stephen Miller, a top West Wing adviser for the Trump administration.”

Trump and his House GOP allies are pushing an extreme anti-choice agenda to ban abortion nationwide, threaten access to contraception and IVF, and rip away reproductive freedoms.

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Semafor: “The House GOP Study Committee (largest House GOP bloc) released a budget endorsing the Life at Conception Act, which would provide 14th amendment legal protections at every stage of life. Amounts to near-total ban on abortions with no IVF exceptions”

Matthew Yglesias, Bloomberg: “In case anyone is still covering the IVF question, today’s new Republican Study Committee budget specifically endorses the idea that embryos have the full legal rights of persons under the 14th Amendment.”

Yglesias: “They’re also backing a bill to ban mifepristone (again, something you could achieve through judicial or executive branch action as well)”

HuffPost: “Donald Trump Has Deep Ties To Anti-IVF Movement”

CNN: “How the reversal of Roe v. Wade led to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children”

New York Times: “[The Alabama ruling was] made possible by the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in its 2022 Dobbs decision, which was a result of Mr. Trump’s appointment of three justices.”

Associated Press: “Trump says he will support national ban on abortions around 15 weeks of pregnancy”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Wants to Ban Abortion Nationwide: Report”

NBC News: “Trump says he’s ‘looking at’ policies that would restrict birth control access”

Trump and House Republicans want to make permanent and expand Trump’s disastrous MAGAnomics tax giveaways for the ultra-rich and big corporations. 

Bloomberg: “The conservative Republican Study Committee is out with a 2025 budget proposal to extend individual and corporate breaks from the 2017 Trump’ tax law.”

Vanity Fair: “Donald Trump Wants to Give His Favorite Corporations Another Giant Tax Cut in a Second Term: Report”

The Guardian: “They were billed as a ‘middle-class miracle’ but according to a new book Donald Trump’s $1.5tn tax cuts have helped billionaires pay a lower rate than the working class for the first time in history.”

Politico: “On Tax Day, Trump tax cuts remain deeply unpopular”

Trump and his MAGA minions want to gut the Affordable Care Act and its protections for the over 100 million Americans with preexisting conditions while repealing cost-lowering provisions in President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

Axios: “RSC budget revives conservative health priorities”

“The Republican Study Committee today laid out a budget proposal that suggests a health policy blueprint if the GOP controls the White House and at least one chamber of Congress next year.

“The health care section … calls for killing the Inflation Reduction Act and its drug price provisions. … It would remove many of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions.”

Daily Beast: “Trump Revives Plan to Dismantle Obamacare if Elected in 2024”

HuffPost: “Donald Trump says he is still interested in repealing the Affordable Care Act, which means health care for tens of millions of people would be in jeopardy if he becomes president again next year. Trump said Saturday on his website Truth Social that he was ‘looking at alternatives’ to the 2010 health care law, also known as ‘Obamacare,’ which has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance to historic lows and established basic guarantees of coverage for all Americans regardless of pre-existing conditions.”

Spectrum News: “The ACA protects more than 100 million people with preexisting conditions from being denied care, plus it requires insurance plans to cover things like preventive care and limit out-of-pocket costs.”

Trump and his MAGA allies want to end Social Security and Medicare as we know them for millions of Americans.

Bloomberg: “Republicans Call for Retirement Age Hike in Clash With Biden”

“The largest caucus of House Republicans called for an increase in the Social Security retirement age Wednesday, setting up a clash with President Joe Biden over spending on popular entitlement programs.

“The Republican Study Committee, which comprises about 80% of House Republicans, called for the Social Security eligibility age to be tied to life expectancy in its fiscal 2025 budget proposal.

“The Republican Study Committee, meanwhile, called for policy changes that would reduce spending on Social Security by $1.5 trillion and Medicare by $1.2 trillion over the next decade.”

Joe Kernen, CNBC: “Have you changed your outlook on how to handle entitlements, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid?”

Trump: “So first of all, there is a lot you can do in terms of entitlements, in terms of cutting.”

Vox: “Trump just opened the door to Social Security cuts. Take him seriously.”

NBC News: “Trump floats ‘cutting’ retirement spending, drawing quick pushback from Biden”

Forbes: “Trump Floats ‘Cutting’ Spending On Entitlements Like Social Security And Medicare”

Washington Post: “Each of [Trump’s] White House budget proposals included cuts to Social Security and Medicare programs.”

Trump and House Republicans want to defund law enforcement and continue to oppose commonsense gun safety measures.

Los Angeles Times: “The Republican Study Committee just released a new budget proposal for 2025 that actually cuts funding meant for local police departments. The proposal would defund the Community Oriented Policing Services program, or COPS.”

“If you dig deeper into the RSC’s budget proposal, you’ll find that Republicans also target the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, passed with GOP votes in 2022, which has, among other things, helped keep guns out of the hands of people with felony convictions, and those with serious mental illness.”

Republican Study Committee FY 2025 Budget Proposal: “COPS was created in the 1990s as a means to support state and local law enforcement agencies with expenses like salaries, court programs, and juvenile justice programs. … the RSC Budget would support a reduction to this program.”

Sahil Kapur, NBC News: “Donald Trump pressures Republicans to defund the (federal) police.”

MSNBC: “Trump joins other Republicans in pushing to ‘defund the FBI’”

Jonathan Allen, NBC News: “When Trump was president, he proposed slashing federal funding for local police forces.”

New York Times: “In the face of N.R.A. opposition, [Trump] has also retreated from his earlier openness to expanded background checks and a renewal of the expired ban on assault weapons.”