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American Solutions

The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

Recent college graduates are still waiting…

Communications • September 8, 2014

As college students all across the country begin a new school year, they do so with the promise of a better, brighter future. Unfortunately, far too many college graduates today are struggling to find a job and begin their career. According to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the demand for college …

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Accountability > Accountability

This story doesn’t add up

Communications • September 5, 2014

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported: “A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials.” Pretty much par for the course for the glitch-ridden website responsible for facilitating the purchase of health insurance for millions of Americans. Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins sent a letter in …

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Accountability > Seniors | Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

Building a coalition with our nation’s heroes

Rep. Andy Barr • September 5, 2014

Rep. Andy Barr represents Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District in the House of Representatives and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. In August, he held a District Period Coalition Meeting where he discussed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. Soon after being sworn into office, I began the Sixth District Veterans Coalition to …

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The August Job Report = the worst numbers we’ve seen all year

Communications • September 5, 2014

Hot off the press: the August report has brought the worst jobs numbers of the year. Ending the six-month trend of 200,000+ job creation, August saw only 142,000 new jobs and a stagnant labor-force participation rate. Employers added well below the (already low) 207,000 a month average in the past three months – 28,000 fewer jobs than previously expected. To fully recover, the …

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Security > Foreign Policy

How President Reagan would have talked to the American people about the Islamic State

Speaker Newt Gingrich • September 4, 2014

Newt Gingrich is a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. He published the following op-ed on CNN.com last week. Instead of criticizing President Barack Obama’s lack of an effective national security policy as the terrorist threat of the Islamic State grows in Syria and Iraq, it might be helpful to imagine the speech President Ronald Reagan would …

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Health Care > Empowerment > Health Care | Opportunity

Embracing 21st Century Cures

Congresswoman Susan Brooks • September 4, 2014

Congresswoman Susan Brooks represents Indiana’s 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. She serves on the House Committees on Education & Workforce, Homeland Security, and Ethics. Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Every 17 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. In my home state of Indiana, …

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#100Biz100Days: Connecting With the American Worker

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick • September 3, 2014

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick serves Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Each summer, I visit 100 businesses in 100 days across my district in Pennsylvania to get a firsthand look at our local economy. Meeting with the workers and …

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Health Care > Families | Health Care | Regulation

Three strikes and you’re out, Obamacare.

Communications • September 2, 2014

While the numerous Obamacare computer glitches, complicated applications, and security breaches have been significant setbacks to Americans, what Obamacare is doing to the economy is more than annoying – it’s downright detrimental. In a Forbes’ article over the Labor Day weekend, health care expert Avik Roy outlined three big reasons the economy is still weak, six years after the …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Making college more affordable for everyone

Rep Peter Roskam • September 2, 2014

Rep. Peter Roskam represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Below is an excerpt from an op-ed he published today at mySuburbanLife.com. Summer has ended and that means it’s back to school time for families across the country. For those parents who recently loaded up the car and dropped their kids off at college, …

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Weekly Republican Address: Solutions to Bring Jobs Home For America’s Workers

Communications • August 30, 2014

In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) honors Labor Day with a tribute to America’s workers and an update on our efforts to address the challenges they’re facing. “Our solutions will address the sluggish job market and grow our economy over the long run,” he says, noting that “more than 40 good jobs …

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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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