Who Said it? President Obama or President Underwood?

Communications • February 27, 2015

With today’s release of the much-anticipated season 3 of House of Cards, we’d like to challenge you to a friendly game of ‘Who Said It?’ featuring President Obama and President Frank Underwood. “Democracy is so overrated.” Wrong! Correct! Underwood. Although, we understand why you might have said Obama. This week alone he continued to tout …

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Opportunities > DHS | Education | Energy | Keystone XL

Points of View

Communications • February 26, 2015

While the President was busy saying “no” to Keystone, House Republicans were busy advancing solutions that will grow our economy, expand domestic energy production, and create equal opportunity in education. This week we focused on solutions that will empower all students from the ground up. Watch and read below for this week’s points of view! …

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#ObamaSaysNo

Communications • February 26, 2015

During his first six years in office, President Obama vetoed a total of two bills that  reached his desk. But his veto today of the job-creating Keystone XL Pipeline project is a discouraging sign that things are about to change. By saying no to Keystone, the New York Times reports, “Mr. Obama will be opening the …

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Health Care > Accountability | Health Care

Important Questions for Secretary Burwell

Chairman Joe Pitts • February 25, 2015

What is the administration doing in advance of the upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding Obamacare? When will the backend of HealthCare.gov finally be built? These are just a couple of the important questions Americans are asking about the president’s health care law as the second open enrollment period was scheduled to end (even more so …

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7 Quotes from Rep. Trey Gowdy on POTUS Immigration Actions

Communications • February 25, 2015

This morning, the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the unconstitutionality of President Obama’s executive overreach on immigration. One of the Committee members, former federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy (R-SC), used his 5-minute opening to articulate a rock solid case against the President’s unilateral actions. Below are 7 quotes that define Rep. Gowdy’s argument: 1. “The law is …

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Opportunities > College savings | Education

McMorris Rodgers: Expanding Opportunities From Elementary to College

Communications • February 25, 2015

“Everyone in this country should have an equal opportunity to get a great education, from elementary school to college – and we stand here committed to making that happen.” Republican Leadership Press Conference February 25, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris …

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Security > Foreign Policy | ISIS

6 Things to Know: @HouseForeign Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary Kerry

Chairman Ed Royce • February 25, 2015

This morning, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a hearing with Secretary John Kerry to examine the State Department’s budget request and review the Department’s policies in a troubled world. Here are 6 things to know before today’s hearing: 1. Given Washington’s chronic budget deficit, wasteful spending is intolerable. Secretary Kerry will present his …

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Do You Want Your Kids To End Up Like George Costanza?

Communications • February 24, 2015

This post originally appeared on BuzzFeed. This week, the House of Representatives will be taking up House Republican Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins legislation, H.R. 529, to expand and strengthen 529 college savings plans. Here is a quick look at how 529s are a proven tax-free college savings tool to help hardworking Americans save for their children’s …

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Jobs > Energy | Keystone XL

Mr. President, It’s Yours

Communications • February 24, 2015

In the words of the one and only Stevie Wonder, Keystone XL has been “sign, sealed, delivered” to the White House. President Obama will now have 10 days in which to reconsider his threat to veto the bill. Some quick background on the project: The application to build the Keystone XL pipeline was first submitted on September 19, …

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Health Care > Health Care | Obamacare

We Want to Hear From You

Communications • February 23, 2015

Year one of Obamacare was defined by lost coverage, lost doctors, increased premiums, and a broken website. And as this disastrous law continues to be implemented, the problems continue to get worse. The Obama Administration itself predicted premiums could rise by as much as 20%. And 800,000 Healthcare.gov customers received faulty tax information from the Department …

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McMorris Rodgers: Making Equal Opportunities in Education a Reality

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the bipartisan H.R. 529 to …

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McMorris Rodgers: Investing in America’s Future Leaders

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1020, the STEM Education …

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McMorris Rodgers: The President Has Said ‘No’ to the American People

February 24, 2015

“American families have asked for solutions – and while we found a ‘yes,’ the President has just said ‘no.” WASHINGTON D.C. – House Republican Conference …

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McMorris Rodgers: It’s Time to Move Forward – Not Backward – On Immigration

February 17, 2015

“Today’s ruling is further evidence that President Obama’s unilateral overreach on immigration was not within his authority. The House has a solution that will fully …

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McMorris Rodgers: Growing America’s Economy, Not Washington D.C.’s

February 13, 2015

“As part of America’s Opportunity Economy, this legislation gives small businesses the certainty they need to expand, plan for the future, and help make their …

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