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Bachmann Predicts Joint Retreat for House, Senate Republicans

Bachmann likes the idea of a joint House-Senate GOP retreat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

She won't be around to attend, but outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann likes the idea of a joint House-Senate retreat if Republicans end up winning control of the upper chamber.  

The 2012 GOP presidential contender, appearing Tuesday on Fox, told host Gretchen Carlson she thinks Republicans in the House and Senate can hammer out an agenda for the 114th Congress.  

"I think you'll see a joint retreat between the Senate and the House where we actually come together and talk about what we want to accomplish in the next two years," said the Minnesota Republican, who is not seeking re-election this year after serving four terms in the House.  

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, in a recent interview with Politico , pitched the joint retreat proposal and said he and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in an effort to tone down the partisan rancor on the Hill, have been holding private dinners with lawmakers from both parties. Related stories: McCarthy Offers Glimpse of GOP’s 2015 Priority: ‘Government Reform’ Retiring Bachmann Signals She's Still In the Game Cruz Hosts Late-Night Strategy Session With House Republicans on CR  Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.