A new Senate Republican majority will mean a “flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama’s signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and executive orders on subjects both big and small.” The Washington Examiner,
“Among other things, Republicans would force the president to either veto or compromise on rolling back parts of Obamacare, approving the Keystone XL pipeline and blocking Environmental Protection Agency rules. They will push for cuts to programs Obama likes while also putting forward their own ideas on things like school vouchers, jobs and tax policy.
“Senior Republicans are openly talking about attaching riders to appropriations bills, which would force the president to veto crucial legislation altogether or swallow GOP provisions unpopular with his progressive base…
“Obama has never had to deal with an entirely Republican Congress, and such a development would ensure that he no longer employs the hands-off approach to legislative dealings that characterized his first six years in office.
“Still, conservatives see clear pitfalls for their party if they finally take control of both chambers of Congress, fearing it would lead the party into a political trap ahead of the 2016 presidential election.”