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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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Opportunities

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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28 veterans tell their stories to House Republicans

Communications • July 25, 2014

In late April, CNN reported that 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs health care system. The news shocked the country. But it was just the beginning of the story about the VA’s negligence in caring for our nation’s heroes. House Republicans quickly went to work passing bills to hold the VA accountable and allow veterans to seek care outside …

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Health Care > Health Care

This week in Obamacare #Fails

Communications • July 25, 2014

This week was not a good one for Obamacare – but then again, what week is? Halbig vs. Sebellius This one was a doozie. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that found an essential part of President Obama’s health care law unconstitutional. The Court ruled that subsidies handed out …

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Opportunities > Education

Empowering students through greater opportunity

Communications • July 24, 2014

College is expensive. Grants and scholarships are hard to navigate. Sitting in a classroom is time consuming. Yet the importance of continued education has never been greater. In our current knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. So this week, House Republicans voted to make higher education …

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Opportunities

This speech by Speaker Boehner will make you cry

Communications • July 24, 2014

Last night, House Speaker John Boehner choked up as he praised Dr. Jessica Bienstock, who helped save the life of Abigail Rose Beutler, daughter of Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA). If you don’t know Abigail’s story, you should click here. Take a look, and try not to cry:

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Opportunities

Guest Post: $tudents Lack Loan Literacy

Rep Keith Rothfus • July 23, 2014

To many people, obtaining a college education is the American Dream.  The United States is the greatest country in the world and is home to some of the world’s best colleges and universities.   But we can’t just make the goal of higher education more attainable. It’s about providing an opportunity for students to receive that …

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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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