GOP speaker candidate releases 5 policy commitments he urges fellow contenders to follow

1. Pursue meaningful tax reform to simplify the code, close loopholes, and make it fairer for everyone.

2. To promote economic growth, push for regulatory reform to reduce the burden on small businesses.

3. Reject earmark spending and shift that money back into core government services.

4. Reaffirm the importance of a secure border and end illegal immigration by enforcing all existing laws.

5. Fully fund public education and work to institute common core standards through increased local control.