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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

It’s been a long year

Communications • December 19, 2014

Life hasn’t been easy for a lot of Americans this year. The New York Times, Kaiser Family Foundation, and CBS News recently polled thousands of Americans who are unemployed. But instead of focusing only on those who meet the government’s official definition of unemployment, this survey looks at all adults who are not working — regardless of desire …

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Our Christmas Wishlist

Communications • December 19, 2014

We can’t help but get excited about the holiday season — so we’re making our list and checking it twice. Our wishlist is filled with solutions the American people have been asking for — solutions that will create jobs, strengthen our economy, ease the squeeze on every day items, and cut federal red tape. Here’s …

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Accountability > Budget

Five Priorities Funded

Communications • December 12, 2014

To understand someone’s priorities, you can take a look at their receipts. And the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill is a pretty good indicator of the American people’s priorities. The bill focuses on protecting jobs, cutting wasteful spending, and stabilizing national security. Most importantly, the FY 2015 bill slashes unnecessary spending – reducing overall …

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Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy

Putting People Above Politics

Communications • December 10, 2014

Republican Leadership Press Conference Republican Leadership Press Conference December 10, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Republican Policy Chair Luke Messer (R-IN) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “Last week, in …

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Accountability > Health Care > Accountability | Gruber | Health Care | Oversight

Examining Obamacare Transparency Failures

Communications • December 9, 2014

Right now, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing: “Examining ObamaCare Transparency Failures.” One of the key witnesses is Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who said famously that two keys to passing Obamacare were a “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter.” Here’s a roundup of reactions from …

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Mourning for Millennials

Communications • December 9, 2014

Millennials have bills, never-ending student loans, and dismal job prospects. They have college degrees, responsibilities, and ambition to find work that makes them proud — yet why is this group of Americans struggling to find jobs? What separates Millennials from prior generations? Their crippling debt. Not being able to acquire decent paying jobs eliminates opportunity to pursue their goals — which for many …

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Health Care > Accountability > Accountability | Gruber | Health Care | Oversight

The Obamacare Deception – Were Democrats Complicit?

Rep. Mark Meadows • December 8, 2014

On Tuesday, two of the most influential players in the construction and implementation of Obamacare, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and Obamacare architect and MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the lack of transparency associated with the President’s healthcare law. By …

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Weekly Republican Address: The ABLE Act

Communications • December 6, 2014

Days after the House passed landmark legislation to help individuals with disabilities, three of its champions in the House teamed up to deliver this week’s Republican Address. Listen to the personal stories of House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) as well as Rep. Ander Crenshaw …

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America’s Economy? Falling Out of First.

Communications • December 5, 2014

For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president (1877) the United States is not ranked as the largest economy in the world. China now takes the number one spot, putting the United States in an unsavory second place. These rankings are based on the International Monetary Fund’s yearly report on the purchasing power …

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Opportunities > ABLE Act | Opportunity

ABLE Act: What they are saying

Communications • December 4, 2014

Yesterday the American people saw a preview of what to expect from the next Congress – America’s New Congress. The House passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act by an overwhelming margin of 404-17. The bill, which listed 85 percent of House Members as co-sponsors, would establish tax-exempt savings accounts for individuals with disabilities.  This may be perceived as …

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In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Americans Deserve an Explanation

December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held …

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McMorris Rodgers: The President Must Be Held Accountable

December 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach …

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We Need a Permanent Solution — Not a Quick Fix

November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement tonight after President Obama’s announcement to act unilaterally on immigration …

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Creating Jobs and Reviving American Manufacturing

November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4795, the Promoting New …

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Pursuing a Bold and Firm Strategy in Iran

November 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after passage of H. Res. 754, Condemning the Government …

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