Behind the scenes: getting a flag flown over the US Capitol

Communications • July 21, 2014

The story goes like this: in 1937, a Member of Congress — name not listed now — asked for a flag that had been flown over the US Capitol. Now, every year, Americans request more than 100,000 flags flown in the same way through the Capitol Flag Program. It’s a straightforward system: you contact the …

Read More

Middle Class Squeeze > Jobs and the Economy | Middle Class Squeeze

Solutions for higher prices? House Republicans have quite a few to choose from.

Communications • July 18, 2014

If you feel like you’re spending more on groceries, gasoline, utilities, and healthcare – you’re not alone. Over half of Americans say they’re spending more on everyday costs. Fifty-nine percent report spending more on groceries, 58% report spending more on gasoline, and 45% report spending more on utilities. And not to mention health care costs which – …

Read More

Opportunity > Education | Opportunity

Guest Post by Rep. Susan Brooks: Helping students fill in-demand technology positions

Communications • July 18, 2014

By 2020, there will be 9.2 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs in the United States of America. House Republicans are determined to make sure we graduate students ready to fill these in-demand and high-paying positions. That’s why this week we passed Representative Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) bipartisan STEM Education Act. This bill broadens …

Read More

Jobs and Economic Growth > Jobs and the Economy | Middle Class Squeeze | Opportunity

Looking for Bill?

Communications • July 17, 2014

Earlier this week, House Republicans re-introduced you to Schoolhouse Rock star Bill. And if you’ve been looking for him, we know where you can find him. After passing through the House, he and his friends have been sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. Here are a few bills who are stuck over there right now - despite their potential to create thousands of …

Read More

Obamacare could ruin home health care

Communications • July 17, 2014

Right now, 3.5 million seniors get the health care they need in their homes. But thanks to Obamacare, that could soon change. Home health care reduces emergency room visits and hospitalizations. It helps seniors stay in their homes – and it saves billions of dollars annually. But over the next four years, President Obama’s health care law will …

Read More

House versus Senate – by the numbers.

Communications • July 17, 2014

By the time you read this, the graphic above may need to be updated. That’s because the House continues to address the priorities of the American people. Below are four bills the House passed this week and what they mean for you: 1. H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015. This is the 7th …

Read More

Oversight > IRS | Oversight | Regulation

10 things to keep the IRS in check

Communications • July 16, 2014

One of the government’s most powerful agencies has recently proven to be one of the  most incompetent and corrupt as well. That’s right, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite – the IRS.  So this week, House Republicans addressed the agency’s misconduct through the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 5016). Here are 10 things H.R. 5016 will do to …

Read More

Making the internet free!

Communications • July 16, 2014

Talking about the importance of the internet on the internet is ironic. But it’s worth noting the opportunities internet access brings to our lives. As Americans become increasingly reliant on mobile technology and on-the-go internet access, there are many state and local governments who see an opportunity to make money with a new tax. This approach is not …

Read More

VIDEO: But wait, there’s more…

Communications • July 15, 2014

“Dealing with the federal government is not always high tech, and it’s not always user friendly.” — President Barack Obama, July 8, 2013 You can say that again. From the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov to vanishing emails at the IRS and the EPA, this entire Administration is riddled with glitches. But wait, there’s more: on …

Read More

10 Supreme Court decisions (from this term) that you should know

Communications • July 15, 2014

Photo credit to Mark Fischer. Used under the CC BY-SA 2.0 License. No single branch of our government has absolute authority. Each can check the other — and that’s a good thing. During the Supreme Court’s most recent term, which ended earlier this month, the justices issued more than 70 decisions on a variety of …

Read More

1 /2 /3 / /33 /

In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Helping Those Who Help Others

July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4719, the bipartisan America Gives …

Read More

McMorris Rodgers: American Families Deserve an Accountable Government

July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of of H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015, …

Read More

McMorris Rodgers: A Lasting Infrastructure Network for American Families

July 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 sponsored …

Read More

Our solutions are simple: they empower people

July 15, 2014

Republican Leadership Press Conference “Our American Solutions are simple: they empower people with more jobs and greater opportunity. Period.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 15, …

Read More

McMorris Rodgers: We Stand Beside Israel

July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today applauding the House passage of H. Res 657, which calls …

Read More