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Rep. Ellmers: Action Plan for GOP-Run Congress Being Drafted

By    |   Wednesday, 05 November 2014 05:52 PM EST

Republicans returning to Congress next week for a lame-duck session are focused on how they will govern starting in January when they wield majorities in both chambers, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.

"The plans are already being laid out and we are going to hit the ground running," Ellmers told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner, one day after handily defeating Democratic challenger Clay Aiken to retain her North Carolina congressional seat.

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"We're going to get the work done that has been dragging out for so long, where we know that [soon-to-be-former Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid was able to stop any progress and opportunity in this country," said Ellmers.

"We're going to put a plan of action together that's going to work for the American people, and it is for the American people to scrutinize us on," she said.

Tuesday's sweeping Republican electoral win is also an opportunity for President Barack Obama, said Ellmers -- a chance to "stand up for the American people and do what's right" while working alongside a Republican-run Congress, she said.

"He has two years left to prove to the American people that he can be the leader that he told us he was going to be when he was first elected," said Ellmers.

Whether he will is another question, she said.

"If he's already making excuses then I feel less confident that he's going to do that," said Ellmers, alluding to Obama's complaints about how Tuesday's electoral map favored Republicans.

Obama hit some conciliatory notes in a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the drubbing Democrats took and how he'll work with not one, but two, Republican majority leaders.

"I think we can have a productive relationship," the president said.

He flatly ruled out signing any bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act.

Ellmers said that a Republican-run Senate means that "hundreds" of bills the House passed that were held up by Reid now be acted on by senators starting in January.

"And then those bills will make it to the president's desk, and he will have to answer to the American people," said Ellmers. "He won't be able to come up with any more excuses."

Ellmers acknowledged that the president can use his last two years in office to veto anything Congress sends him.

"But then he will have to answer to the American people, and the American people will hold him accountable," she said, adding that "he has a legacy that he has to worry about now."

"It's time for him to come to the table," said Ellmers. "It's time for him to work with Republicans and Democrats to pass meaningful legislation to turn this economy around, first and foremost.

"He can make excuses about lines, and he can make excuses about voter turnout, but those are lame excuses for what the American people are looking for," she said. "The American people sent him a clear message yesterday and he needs to listen."

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Republicans returning to Congress next week for a lame-duck session are focused on how they will govern starting in January when they wield majorities in both chambers, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.
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