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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

Hometown heroes

Communications • October 6, 2014

This past weekend, many House Republicans visited local heroes and leaders in their district — of all ages! Interacting and meeting the people House Republicans represent is often the best part of their job, and serves as a reminder of what they are working for in Washington. Below are some photos and social media posts highlighting …

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Let’s Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Communications • October 6, 2014

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As the second leading cause of death among women, breast cancer has affected so many of our moms, wives, sisters, and daughters. The disease hits close to home — one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But there is hope. A lot of it. …

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What the September jobs report tells us (hint: it’s not good)

Communications • October 3, 2014

September’s job report boasted the lowest unemployment rate in a year at 5.8% — great news, right? Not quite. As Americans have learned in the past six years, the unemployment rate only paints part of the picture about our economy. And no matter what the unemployment numbers say, Americans sure don’t feel like the economy is improving …

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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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Health Care > Health Care

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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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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