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NTU Urges House to Unify Behind Speaker Johnson


With rumors swirling around potential efforts to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) from his leadership post, NTU has emphasized the importance of a united fiscal front to protect taxpayers’ pocketbooks from government overspending, overregulation and over-taxation. As Congress returns to session this week, the House Republican caucus can be taxpayers’ best bulwark against Joe Biden and Senate Democrats’ big-spending plans - but only if they can be a united front.

NTU’s Brandon Arnold appeared on The National Desk to lay out the reasons that taxpayers should hope for a united Republican front:

The House Republicans need to be more cohesive because they're the only option right now to push back on Biden's agenda as he tries to do more and more through executive authority.

Congress is the weapon that we have to push back on that. If the House continues to be in disarray, if they depose Mike Johnson, for instance, it's going to undermine the ability to place a check on the Presidency.

And NTU President Pete Sepp laid out what’s at stake - particularly as the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act is still making its way through Congress:

Should the Senate act on the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, will the House have the bandwidth to resolve any differences with the upper chamber and get the job done? How will the deficit impact of the recent supplemental spending package – without offsetting spending reductions – be addressed going forward? Congress acted on the 2024 budget midway through the fiscal year but what about 2025?

The House of Representatives is at a fiscal crossroads, and Speaker Johnson’s leadership is the best available path forward.

For more in-depth information about what’s at stake as Congress returns to session, watch NTU’s Brandon Arnold on The National Desk, or read NTU President Pete Sepp’s analysis here. To discuss the upcoming issues facing Congress, contact NTU Vice President of Communications Kevin Glass at 703-299-8670 or at