FACT CHECK: No, This Image Does Not Show A ‘Commitment to America’ Graphic Published By U.S. House Republicans

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a graphic published by U.S. House Republicans outlining a “Commitment To America” plan ahead of the 2022 midterms. 

Verdict: False

There is no evidence for this claim. A spokesperson for House Republican Steve Scalise confirmed that the graphic is fabricated.

Fact Check:

House Republicans unveiled a plan called “Commitment To America” detailing the party’s plans for 2023, including reducing crime and illegal immigration, according to Politico. The plan drew comparisons to former Republican Georgia Rep. Newt Gingrich’s 1994 “Contract with America” during that year’s midterm elections, Associated Press reported.

The Facebook image appears to show the outline of this agenda. The screenshot’s details include taxing disabled veteran benefits and employer-sponsored health plans, while limiting Social Security and Medicare eligibility.

“The Republicans plan on messing with our social security benefits that we’ve all paid into and Medicare eligibility will start at 75 and will end at 90!” the post’s caption reads in part.

The image is digitally fabricated. The official website for the agenda does not feature any bullet points claiming to cut any benefits or government programs. An archived PDF of the plan also does not mention such cuts, though it does recommend personalized healthcare and investment in telemedicine.  (RELATED: Did The World Economic Forum Publish This Graphic Depicting Diets In 2030?)

A spokesperson for House Republican Steve Scalise confirmed that the graphic is not genuine in an email to Check Your Fact, directing the outlet to the Commitment To America website, where the graphic cannot be found. 

Misinformation regarding policy positions and accomplishments from both sides has circulated widely on social media as the 2022 midterms approach. Check Your Fact recently corrected a claim from President Joe Biden stating he had signed a law to cancel a certain amount of student debt.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter