National Council for a New America

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The National Council for a New America is a group of Republican Party members[1] that is aimed at rebranding the party.[2] The group was formed as a way to both rebound from recent setbacks, and to cast off the "party of no" labeling that the Republicans have been given by the Democrats.[2]

The first meeting was conducted on May 2, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia.[3]


News reports cite sources that say the panel was born of conversations between Cantor and the members of the experts panel.[4]


The council consists of a "National Panel of Experts". Members of the panel are:

The panel will report to Republican congressional leaders, including:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "National Council for a New America Formed". The Office of the Republican Whip. 2009-04-30. Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ a b Bacon Jr., Perry (2009-04-30). "GOP's Big Names Try to Forge New Agenda". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  3. ^ Bacon Jr., Perry (2009-05-03). "GOP Leaders Try to Polish Party's Image". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  4. ^ King, John (2009-04-29). "GOP set to launch rebranding effort". CNN. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  5. ^ Cillizza, Chris (2009-05-04). "Palin to Be Part of National Council". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  6. ^ Sargent, Greg (2009-05-19). "Gingrich Joins Cantor's Effort To Remake GOP". The Plum Line. Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-05-21.