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4 Things House Republicans Did This Week to Ease the Middle-Class Squeeze

Communications • March 6, 2014

1) Passed (along with twenty-seven DemocratsRep. Lynn Jenkins’ (R-KS) HR 4118, the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness Act, which would eliminate the unfair individual mandate tax for the remainder of the year.  The President already gave this break to businesses but refuses to do so for individuals, and has already issued a veto threat against this bipartisan bill.

2) Looked out for Americans who are struggling to heat their homes during one of the coldest winters in history by passing Rep. Bill Shuster’s (R-PA) HR 4076, the Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014, which would help propane and other home heating fuels get where they need to go faster.

3) Voted to make sure energy sources that provide heat to millions of Americans would stay open by passing Rep. Ed Whitfield’s (R-KY) HR 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act.

4) Passed Rep. Tom Marino’s (R-PA) HR 2641, the Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2013, which would keep energy costs down and create new jobs by cutting excessive regulations.

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