House Republicans to outline new election-year agenda focused on pocketbook issues, security

House Republicans are planning to unveil a roughly 20-point election-year policy agenda Thursday at a hardware store in suburban Virginia.

GOP officials said party leaders will go public with a plan focused on jobs, spending, health care, national security and reforming Congress. They'll brief lawmakers on it late Wednesday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plan. It comes six weeks before midterm congressional elections in which Democrats are bracing for major losses, possibly big enough to cost them control of the House.

Republicans unveiled their "Contract with America" on Sept. 20, 1994, some six weeks before gaining 54 seats and seizing control of the House for the first time in 40 years.