Nervous Republicans to Congress: Do something

Sen. Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz. Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Some Republicans, antsy about the energy on the left heading into midterms, say Congress needs to pass more conservative legislation this year to bolster the case for why voters should keep the GOP in office.

The catch: They can't agree what it should be. Maybe conservative priorities like regulatory reform or spending cuts, maybe something pragmatic like infrastructure reform. If they can't figure it out, conservative voters could get disenchanted and stay home in November ­— costing Republicans the House and maybe even the Senate.