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Rep. Ralph Norman says the GOP is preparing a plan to trim the size of the American government

'Financial security is national security,' Rep. Norman said

Published: January 25, 2023 6:41pm

Updated: January 25, 2023 9:54pm

South Carolina GOP Rep. Ralph Norman says that the Republicans are working on a legislative plan to shrink the size of government. 

"We have got to present the American people a plan," Norman said on Wednesday's edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Financial security is national security, and we're not on a course where we can can maintain that trajectory. It has got to be changed, and people realize that." 

While Rep. Norman was one of the 20 Republicans who voted against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during the election for that position earlier this month, he acknowledged McCarthy was doing a good job as Speaker. 

"Kevin McCarthy has lived up to everything he told us," he said. "The things that mattered to me included the budget. If you had to list one thing that we've got to tackle sooner rather than later, it's the budget." 

Speaker McCarthy recently called for talks with the White House on a budget plan and to get the debt under control. 

Rep. Norman says that the House-controlled GOP is stronger then ever and they plan to work to get things done. 

"We're behind Kevin McCarthy and as a whole, our caucus is stronger," he concluded. "Look at the votes last week. It was a slim majority, but we're united and I think it'll be that way. We're gonna have our fights, which is a good thing."

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