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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

Obamacare could ruin home health care

Communications • July 17, 2014

Right now, 3.5 million seniors get the health care they need in their homes. But thanks to Obamacare, that could soon change. Home health care reduces emergency room visits and hospitalizations. It helps seniors stay in their homes – and it saves billions of dollars annually. But over the next four years, President Obama’s health care law will …

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House versus Senate – by the numbers.

Communications • July 17, 2014

By the time you read this, the graphic above may need to be updated. That’s because the House continues to address the priorities of the American people. Below are four bills the House passed this week and what they mean for you: 1. H.R. 5016 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015. This is the 7th …

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Accountability > Oversight | Regulation

10 things to keep the IRS in check

Communications • July 16, 2014

One of the government’s most powerful agencies has recently proven to be one of the  most incompetent and corrupt as well. That’s right, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite – the IRS.  So this week, House Republicans addressed the agency’s misconduct through the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 5016). Here are 10 things H.R. 5016 will do to …

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Making the internet free!

Communications • July 16, 2014

Talking about the importance of the internet on the internet is ironic. But it’s worth noting the opportunities internet access brings to our lives. As Americans become increasingly reliant on mobile technology and on-the-go internet access, there are many state and local governments who see an opportunity to make money with a new tax. This approach is not …

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Accountability

VIDEO: But wait, there’s more…

Communications • July 15, 2014

“Dealing with the federal government is not always high tech, and it’s not always user friendly.” — President Barack Obama, July 8, 2013 You can say that again. From the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov to vanishing emails at the IRS and the EPA, this entire Administration is riddled with glitches. But wait, there’s more: on …

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10 Supreme Court decisions (from this term) that you should know

Communications • July 15, 2014

Photo credit to Mark Fischer. Used under the CC BY-SA 2.0 License. No single branch of our government has absolute authority. Each can check the other — and that’s a good thing. During the Supreme Court’s most recent term, which ended earlier this month, the justices issued more than 70 decisions on a variety of …

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Remember Bill?

Communications • July 14, 2014

Remember Bill? He was the star of the 1974 hit “I’m Just a Bill” by Schoolhouse Rock. During the three-minute episode, Bill explains the steps that must be taken for him to reach his ultimate goal of becoming a law. “Well, it’s a long, long journeyTo the capital cityIt’s a long, long waitWhile I’m sitting in …

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President Obama delivers more words, less work

Communications • July 14, 2014

Words, words, words. President Obama is giving us a lot of those – but not much else. This week in the Wall Street Journal, Mortimer Zuckerman, chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News and World Report, examined some of President Obama’s most recent claims about the U.S. economy and found a lot between his well-crafted …

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How is Obamacare doing 10 months later?

Communications • July 14, 2014

Ten months ago the Obama Administration began the implementation of Obamacare by rolling out a dysfunctional website. Republicans warned that while the website could be fixed it is the actual law that will hurt Americans across the nation. Fast forward to today, Obamacare is still not what was promised. Hard-working families are facing higher premiums, loss …

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Rep. Marchant: The time for excuses has long passed – Americans deserve real answers from the IRS

Communications • July 11, 2014

Rep. Kenny Marchant represents the 24th Congressional District of Texas. He sits on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight and last month heard from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about lost emails central to the committee’s investigation on the targeting of conservative groups. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) holds immense power to invade and …

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In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Stepping Stones to Succeed

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling …

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McMorris Rodgers: New Opportunities for Students Everywhere

July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3136, the bipartisan Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act …

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McMorris Rodgers: Solutions for a better life

July 23, 2014

  Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “I want to tell you about some of the people I’ve met with back home in …

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McMorris Rodgers: It is Time to Start Over on Health Care

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision in …

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McMorris Rodgers: Helping Those Who Help Others

July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4719, the bipartisan America Gives …

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