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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday released details of his “Commitment to America” agenda, including policies to combat inflation, illegal immigration and only allowing women to participate in women’s sports.

McCarthy, R-Calif., has teased the agenda for months as pledge that can help them take back the House majority and a blueprint for governing in 2023. The agenda includes a slate of general policy recommendations in four broad categories: “An Economy That’s Strong;” “A Nation That’s Safe;” “A Future That’s Built on Freedom;” and “A Government That’s Accountable.”

The agenda follows the playbook of the “Contract With America” that helped former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., win a GOP majority in the 1990s. Gingrich will attend a meeting Thursday with Republicans as they roll out the agenda.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the details of his "Commitment to America" on a web page Thursday morning. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the details of his "Commitment to America" on a web page Thursday morning. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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On inflation, the agenda said Republicans will “Curb wasteful government spending that is raising the price of groceries, gas, cars, and housing, and growing our national debt.”

On safety, it says the GOP will fund border security, fund police, “crack down” on leftist prosecutors and establish a “Select Committee on China.”

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The agenda also promises to “Advance a Parents’ Bill of Rights,” ensure “only women can compete in women’s sports,” ban proxy voting in Congress, increase government oversight and boost domestic energy.

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House Republicans’ 2022 "Commitment to America" agenda includes increasing domestic energy production. ((Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images))

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House Republicans hope to wrest the speaker’s gavel away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the midterms. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democrats on Friday already started their attacks on McCarthy’s plan and called it an “extreme MAGA agenda.”

“House Republicans are doubling down on an extreme MAGA agenda: to criminalize women’s health care, to slash seniors’ Medicare (including with the repeal of the lower drug prices for seniors in the Inflation Reduction Act), and to attack our democracy,” according to a press release from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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McCarthy will be in Pittsburgh on Friday with other members to officially roll out the “Commitment to America.”

The agenda comes at a critical time in the midterms. Republicans have held an advantage because of the shaky economy and President Biden’s low approval ratings. But Democrats have claimed some new momentum after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court and mounting legal troubles for former President Donald Trump.

Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie contributed to this report.

Tyler Olson covers politics for Fox News Digital. You can contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @TylerOlson1791.

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