Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

No walk with this talk – A timeline of Obama’s broken VA promises

Communications • May 22, 2014

“Caring for those who serve and for their families is a fundamental responsibility of the commander-in-chief. “No veteran should have to fill out a 23-page claim to get care, or wait months — even years — to get an appointment at the VA. “It’s time for comprehensive reform. When I am President, building a 21st …

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Opportunities > Opportunity

Introducing the JOE Act

Communications • May 22, 2014

Rep. Steve Womack represents the 3rd district of Arkansas. He is the center of this week’s Member Spotlight and just recently introduced the Jumpstarting Occupational-learning and Entrepreneurialism (JOE) Act, described below. Arkansas job creators have told me repeatedly that the cost of excessive and burdensome regulations coming out of Washington means fewer jobs and reduced salaries back …

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H.R. 4031 – A real solution to the VA problem

Communications • May 21, 2014

Headlines about the inefficiencies of President Obama’s Veterans’ Administration have been pilling up over the past months. Veterans have been put on unending wait lists, received second-rate treatment, and been subject to disease and even death. And these failures are not a new problem – the Obama Administration was warned of the VA’s problems over five years …

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POV: Human trafficking happens here, and it’s time to end it

Communications • May 21, 2014

This week, the House overwhelmingly voted to end human trafficking. House Republicans took to the pages of newspapers across the country to remind readers that human trafficking isn’t something that only happens in foreign countries. “Fighting to Protect Youth in Foster Care from Sex Trafficking” -Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Dave Reichert (R-WA) “Sex trafficking …

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Obama: Health care debate “not speaking to the real concerns that people have”

Communications • May 20, 2014

President Obama said yesterday that the health care debate “is not serious” and is  “not speaking to the real concerns that people have.” Apparently he forgets about the millions of Americans who are suffering under Obamacare. Thousands have shared experiences with us at GOP.gov/YourStory. They include lost coverage, reduced work hours, and increased health care costs. Mr. President, are you sure …

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What would WRRDA do for you? Create JOBS.

Communications • May 20, 2014

Water transportation plays an intricate part in the United States’ economy. Nearly one-third of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is derived from international trade, and 99 % of that trade passes through our nation’s ports. Within America, every single state relies on at least 15 seaports to handle its imports and exports. On Tuesday, May 20, …

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VIDEO RELEASE: Together, Let’s End Human Trafficking

Communications • May 20, 2014

The House Republican Conference today released a new video drawing attention to the growing problem of human trafficking. Many Americans believe that human trafficking only happens in foreign countries. In reality, it is a crime that happens here on American soil too. House Republicans are taking action to end human trafficking both at home and abroad. On Tuesday, House …

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Jobs

That ‘can-do’ spirit

Communications • May 20, 2014

“We’ve never lost sight of that ‘can-do’ spirit, Mr. President – we know we can do better and the American people know we can do better – so let’s work together – the White House and Congress – and make it happen.” Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) …

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House Republicans – helping small businesses succeed

Communications • May 16, 2014

This week, House Republicans celebrated small businesses and the hardworking Americans who make these economic engines run across the country. The contributions small business employees make to the American economy are incredible – almost 60 million jobs – and over 25 million firms. However, the current status of our American economy does not reciprocate in benefits to these hard-working Americans. Small business …

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Half-mast for our heroes

Communications • May 15, 2014

Today, flags at the United States Capitol were lowered to half-mast to honor federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. “This is a day to serve those who serve us,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). “Let us all take time to remember the fallen, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Certainty for American Seniors, Children, and Families

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access …

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McMorris Rodgers: A Budget That Makes People’s Lives Better

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the FY 2016 Budget Resolution, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Empowering Americans With a Balanced Budget

March 24, 2015

“The people are different, but their stories are the same: Obamacare has made their lives worse. That’s why the Balanced Budget for a Stronger America …

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McMorris Rodgers: Setting EPA Standards with Peer Reviewed Research

March 18, 2015

“Our environment is a priority — not only for Americans today, but for those to come long after us. Through peer-reviewed science, the EPA can …

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McMorris Rodgers: Israel’s Election Reaffirms Our Friendship and Priorities

March 18, 2015

“Now, as Israeli society pulls together after this hard-fought election, so too should the United States and Israel recommit to their close partnership and undiminished …

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