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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

VIDEO: #StuckInTheSenate

Communications • August 6, 2014

347 House-passed bills are stuck in the United States Senate. Dozens of these bills would create good-paying jobs to create a healthy economy. Yet Senator Harry Reid refuses to bring them up for a vote. Do-nothing Congress? More like a Do-nothing Senate.

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If you like your health care plan…

Communications • August 5, 2014

…it’ll cost you. National Journal reported this morning that those wishing to renew their health care plans will see premium spikes between 30 and 100 percent. And they may not realize it until they receive a bill from the IRS. The reason is tricky to explain, much like our federal health care system. But the bottom …

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5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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Another month… another jobs report

Communications • August 1, 2014

And again, we’re not seeing the numbers America needs to succeed. The Department of Labor reported an unemployment rate of 6.2% (up from last month’s 6.1%) and 9.7 million unemployed Americans (an increase of 200,000). But in actuality, it’s much worse. If you factor in the Americans who have stopped searching for work (2.2 million) and those …

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Immediate Steps the President Could Take to Start Solving the Border Crisis

Communications • July 31, 2014

Courtesy of the House Judiciary Committee President Obama’s policies have caused the crisis at our southern border and he has tools at his disposal to fix it.  Here are several steps the President can take now to stop the surge at the border. Send the strong, public message that those who enter illegally will be …

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Opportunities > Education

The concerns of students are the concerns of all Americans

Communications • July 31, 2014

Tuition costs are skyrocketing at a rate that outpaces the price of housing, food, and even medical expenses. Since 2004, the price of public four-year colleges and universities has increased by 42%. Since 2009, college students are paying 25% more – and in some states, like California, Florida, and Washington, they’re paying over 50% more. And …

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One thing I learned at my first job

Rep Keith Rothfus • July 29, 2014

What was your first job? Some of my first jobs as a teenager were delivering newspapers, bagging groceries, and flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. My route as a 13-year-old newspaper delivery boy included 30 homes on weekdays and 75 homes on weekends. I still remember biking on muggy summer mornings and trudging through blizzard-like conditions to make …

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Accountability > Jobs > Jobs and the Economy | Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

Republican Leadership Press Conference: “Let’s get to work”

Communications • July 29, 2014

“This is what it looks like to solve the problems facing Americans. And you know what – this is just the beginning.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference July 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice …

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Time to lead?

Communications • July 28, 2014

Yesterday, on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked to describe the current state of world events. This was her response:   So it would seem that now is the time for the President, our Commander-in-Chief, to lead… …or to play golf… …or to attend Hollywood parties… …or to disengage …

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Opportunities > Jobs > Empowerment

Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

Rep Lynn Jenkins and Rep Diane Black • July 25, 2014

Rep Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, and Rep Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act. Both bills passed the House of Representatives this week. Today, they submitted the following op-ed to the Washington Examiner. There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a …

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Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation …

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McMorris Rodgers: Our Veterans Are the Priority

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, …

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GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower

July 31, 2014

“Women have transformed America… We are working for them. We are listening to them. And we are championing them.” GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower July …

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Protecting the American People from Executive Overreach

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 676, which provides …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: House Republicans Are Connecting Online Like Never Before

July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) congratulates the winners of the 2014 House Republican Digital Challenge - Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) …

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