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6 years later… and still no action

Communications • September 19, 2014

Six years ago today TransCanda applied for a permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. And for six years, President Obama has avoided making a decision – despite the fact that the majority of Americans approve building the pipeline. While this behavior is a prime example of the President’s lack of leadership, more notably this …

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What they are saying about the Benghazi Select Committee’s first public hearing

Communications • September 18, 2014

Yesterday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi held their first public hearing.  Two years after the terrorist attacks on the American Embassy in Benghazi,  Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was tasked with finding out the facts from the day four Americans were killed. And here’s the readout: Trey Gowdy’s Unexpected Benghazi Twist “This is exactly what congressional oversight should …

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Let’s hire more heroes

Rep. Rodney Davis • September 18, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis represents Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He sponsored the Hire More Heroes Act which the House will include as part of the Jobs For America Act this week. The failures of Obamacare are almost too great to count – from website glitches and an embarrassing roll-out to increased out-of-pocket expenses and …

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We The People

Communications • September 17, 2014

There were several ways in which House Republicans celebrated Constitution Day. Some recorded videos; others delivered speeches on the House Floor. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) hosted a Google Hangout to share the meaning of the Constitution with students from six schools in his district. House Oversight & Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) tweeted the entire Constitution, 140 characters …

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McMorris Rodgers: America Must Lead the Fight Against ISIL

Communications • September 17, 2014

“When it comes to the safety and security of Americans at home and abroad, Americans must lead.” Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) on the House floor prior to passage of Amendment #3 to H.J. Res. 124, which fulfills the President’s request to train and equip vetted Syrian forces against the terrorist group ISIL: …

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A day to celebrate our Constitution

Rep. Bradley Byrne • September 17, 2014

Constitution Day was formally established by federal law in 2004, but schools, colleges, and civic organizations have been recognizing this special day for decades. Constitution Day is a great opportunity to highlight America’s most important and oldest living document. Our Constitution has always been a symbol of freedom for the United States, as well as …

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5 Hispanic Americans you should know about

Communications • September 16, 2014

Yesterday marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This celebration dates back to 1988 when President Ronald Reagan expanded National Hispanic Heritage Week to encompass a 30-day period. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to highlight five Hispanic Americans who were true innovators and helped positively change the face of their fields. Science …

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Top down

Communications • September 16, 2014

Recently, President Obama said, “There are reasons to feel good about the direction we’re headed.” Days later, the August jobs report brought us the worst numbers we’ve seen all year. These disappointing figures reflect what Americans across the country believe – 65 percent say the country is “seriously off on the wrong track,” according to a …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: 21st-Century Solutions for Our 21st-Century Economy

Communications • September 16, 2014

“We’re advancing a bottom-up approach that grows our economy and puts more money back into people’s hands. We’re meeting our 21st-century economy with 21st-century solutions.”   Republican Leadership Press Conference September 16, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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Child Care for All – Opportunity for All

Communications • September 15, 2014

For working families all across this country, every day is a balancing act: child care, work, groceries, doctors’ appointments, night school… the list goes on. And at a time where 61% of Americans say they’re paying more for household items like gas and groceries, child care has become a financial stress for too many families. House Republicans understand that …

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In The News

Getting More Americans Back to Work

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the American Energy …

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McMorris Rodgers: America Must Lead the Fight Against ISIL

September 17, 2014

“When it comes to the safety and security of Americans at home and abroad, Americans must lead.” Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) on …

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A Victory for America’s Working Families

September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed S. 1086, the Child Care …

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McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, …

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