House Republicans will kick off the effort this week with another quixotic attempt to repeal Obama’s health care law. Next week, they will turn to defense, passing the Defense Department’s funding bill while trying to put the Obama administration on record as having no plan to avoid deep cuts to the Pentagon next year.

After that, Republicans intend to take up a slew of regulatory relief bills. And before the House breaks in August for its monthlong recess, GOP leaders plan to hold a vote on tax rates and principles for future tax reform…

Romney’s presidential campaign is very much in tune with the GOP’s plans. Mike Leavitt, who is heading Romney’s transition, has been in close contact with House Republicans on planning the health care repeal vote. And ahead of the defense push, former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent, a top Romney adviser, will meet this week with lawmakers from big defense states such as Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Texas, according to sources.