WATCH: Conservative reps see more clout in Trump presidency

Several conservative lawmakers say the election of Donald Trump as president could advance their agenda.

Despite Trump's history of liberal policy stances, Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores says that the GOP presidential nominee is embracing key issues in the House GOP's "A Better Way" agenda on the campaign trail.


"Donald Trump's been going at it in his own interesting way of doing it ... he talks about repealing and replacing ObamaCare ... he's talking about tax reform. It's not the tax reform in [our agenda], but he's talking about tax reform, so we can sit down and work those out," Flores, a Texas Republican who’s a former businessman himself, says in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a fellow conservative who was co-chairman of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign, also points to Cruz's recent endorsement as a positive sign that Congress and a Trump White House could get things done.

"It helps the two of them be able to work together. If Trump is president, Cruz will be a more effective senator because of this endorsement he's making," King says in an interview.

Watch the video above to hear King, Flores and GOP operatives Ron Christie and Kevin Kellems discuss how Republicans in Congress could work with a President Trump.