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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

5 Points

Communications • October 2, 2014

For the past several months, Speaker of the House John Boehner has traveled the country to discuss his “Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation.” These five points are simple and straightforward: ·      Address the debt. ·      Reform the tax code. ·      Fix the legal system.  ·      Rein in excessive regulations. ·      Strengthen education. …

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Obama’s trick PR play

Communications • October 2, 2014

In football, distracting the opponent with a hand-off or fake punt — only to launch a Hail Mary to the end-zone is usually a risk worth taking. But for the President of the United States, trick plays aren’t a good idea. Especially when everyone sees right through your distraction tactics. At this time last year, after …

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Reducing red tape can put Americans back to work

Rep. Robert Hurt • October 1, 2014

Rep. Robert Hurt represents Virginia’s 5th District and serves on the Financial Services Committee. He sponsored the Small Business Capital Access And Job Preservation Act, which the House included as part of the Jobs for America Act that passed last week. Last week, I traveled along Route 58, touring a variety of manufacturing companies to …

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Health Care > Health Care

Happy Anniversary HealthCare.gov

Communications • October 1, 2014

One year ago, Obamacare was “rolled out” in spectacularly disastrous fashion. To mark the anniversary, here’s a simulated video from last year of an actual chat between a potential customer and a customer service representative for Healthcare.gov that reminds us just how bad October 1, 2013 was for millions of Americans. For a statement from …

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Final Countdown… Again.

Communications • September 30, 2014

 The second Open Enrollment period for Obamacare is around the corner (starting November 15) — but Americans are still confused, and the Obama administration is still unprepared. In a recent survey by the Associated Press, the Affordable Care Act ranked as the most complicated political issue — even outranking Social Security financing and the Federal …

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On National Coffee Day, we compare some numbers

Communications • September 29, 2014

Today is National Coffee Day — a chance to celebrate the liquid caffeine that so many Americans rely on every day. Reportedly 83% of American adults drink coffee, a number that’s growing every year. But here’s a more shocking realization: According to a new study by the Republican Senate Budget Committee, more American adults drink coffee than have a …

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1 in 4 Americans – that’s a lot

Communications • September 26, 2014

A new chart from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working. Out of the 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years, 28.9 million (nearly a quarter!) are not currently employed. Over two-thirds of all labor force …

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Perfection

Communications • September 26, 2014

It’s only September 26th, but this headline wins the “Least Surprising Headline of the Month” award. It was almost a year ago that Obamacare’s first open enrollment period began. The rollout of healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance website, was…glitchy? We wrote about it again and again and again. As we move into the second open enrollment …

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When Does Washington Get Squeezed?

Speaker John Boehner • September 26, 2014

Republicans are working every day to lower costs at home so that it’s easier for middle-class families to live, save, and invest. On the president’s watch, those things have only gotten tougher.  Prices have gone up while paychecks haven’t.  Hardworking people are left squeezed and often overlooked. Every day, I hear from constituents in Southwest Ohio who …

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Jobs > Opportunities

The Party of Solutions: The Case for a Senate that Works

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. John Thune • September 25, 2014

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, and Senator John Thune is the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Today they published  an op-ed on cnn.com on the importance of a new Senate majority. In homes all across America, working parents struggle to pay their bills at the end of …

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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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