5 Things the Keystone XL Pipeline Will Do to Build Our Economy

Communications • March 13, 2014

1) Create 42,100 jobs. ” Construction spending would support a combined total of approximately 42,100 jobs throughout the United States for the up to 2-year construction period.” (Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. State Department, January 2014) 2) Create a more energy independent North America. Construction of the Pipeline would reduce U.S. dependency on non-Canadian foreign oil including oil from …

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February Jobs Report

Policy • March 12, 2014

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its February monthly jobs report.  While nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000, the unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.7 percent.[1]  Moreover, the Labor Force Participation Rate remained at 63.0 percent for the second consecutive month, among its lowest levels since the Carter Administration.[2]  Though the economy …

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Security > Foreign Policy

Ukraine Background — A Brief Overview

Policy • March 11, 2014

Policy Feature Issue: Ukraine Background – A Brief Overview  Recent developments in Ukraine have caused political, economic, and military turmoil, leading to the collapse of President Viktor Yanukovych’s regime and the emergence of an interim government that appears supportive of necessary reforms and closer integration with the West.  Russian Federation forces have since entered Ukrainian …

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Opportunities

4 Things House Republicans Did This Week to Ease the Middle-Class Squeeze

Communications • March 6, 2014

1) Passed (along with twenty-seven Democrats) Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ (R-KS) HR 4118, the Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals (SIMPLE) Fairness Act, which would eliminate the unfair individual mandate tax for the remainder of the year.  The President already gave this break to businesses but refuses to do so for individuals, and has already issued a veto threat against this bipartisan …

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Opportunities

Video: Easing the Squeeze on the Working Middle Class

Communications • March 5, 2014

“This week we’re voting to ease the squeeze on the working middle class –- to make their lives easier with real solutions, not more government.” Republican Leadership Press Conference (March 5, 2014) Participants: Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Conference Chair Cathy …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors | Women

Medicare Home Health Benefits, CMS Cuts to the Program: What Does it Mean for Seniors and Women?

Policy • March 5, 2014

What is the Issue? Approximately 3.5 million of the oldest, sickest, and poorest Medicare beneficiaries receive care at home. Yet, on November 22, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a regulation that went into effect on January 1, 2014 and is projected to significantly impact this vulnerable population and their access …

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Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Medicare Part D, CMS Recent Regulations, and Their Impact — What Does it Mean for Seniors?

Policy • February 26, 2014

Senior health care is covered by Medicare and its four programs, including Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit program.  According to CRS, in 2012, 62 percent of Medicare-eligible seniors participated in Part D.[1] Over the last ten years, the Medicare Part D program has performed better than expected.  According to recent statistics, the estimated …

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Fast Facts on the Regulatory Burden

Policy • February 25, 2014

Fast Facts: The Regulatory Burden The estimated cost of federal regulations in the United States is $1.806 trillion annually, a figure that amounts to 11.6 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).[1] In 2013 alone, federal regulators imposed an additional $112 billion in indirect costs to the economy.[2] In addition, the paperwork burden rose …

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Health Care > Health Care

The Latest Delay

Communications • February 11, 2014

What You Need to Know Since July 2013, the President has UNILATERALLY delayed parts of his own health care law at least 23 times. Obamacare IS causing business to cut back hiring and this latest delay if further evidence of that. A recent survey from the Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association found, “a …

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Jobs > Health Care > Energy | Health Care | Jobs and the Economy

February Brings Bad News for the President

Communications • February 4, 2014

Today’s CBO report highlighting the damage the President’s health care law will do combined with the recent State Department report clearing the way for the Keystone XL Pipeline indicate that the President is in for another rough month. Obamacare A brand new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)states that Obamacare will reduce the number …

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McMorris Rodgers: Fighting For a Future That Empowers You, Not Washington

January 22, 2015

“We believe in an open, organic, bottom-up vision for the future. A future that empowers you – not Washington – with more jobs, better wages, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Making 21st Century Solutions a Priority

January 22, 2015

“This bill epitomizes the solutions we will continue to pass – solutions that will lower every-day costs, create jobs, and strengthen our economy. It’s time …

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McMorris Rodgers: Standing Up for Life

January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer …

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Rep. Curbelo to Deliver Republican Spanish-Language Address

January 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) will deliver the Spanish-Language Republican Address to the Nation …

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McMorris Rodgers: Cutting Burdensome Regulation and Watering the Roots of Economic Growth

January 15, 2015

“While many of these regulations were intended for Wall Street, their victim has become Main Street.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris …

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