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American Solutions

The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

How is Obamacare doing 10 months later?

Communications • July 14, 2014

Ten months ago the Obama Administration began the implementation of Obamacare by rolling out a dysfunctional website. Republicans warned that while the website could be fixed it is the actual law that will hurt Americans across the nation. Fast forward to today, Obamacare is still not what was promised. Hard-working families are facing higher premiums, loss …

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Rep. Marchant: The time for excuses has long passed – Americans deserve real answers from the IRS

Communications • July 11, 2014

Rep. Kenny Marchant represents the 24th Congressional District of Texas. He sits on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight and last month heard from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about lost emails central to the committee’s investigation on the targeting of conservative groups. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) holds immense power to invade and …

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How a little tax bill would create jobs – seriously.

Communications • July 10, 2014

American workers and business owners are struggling under our current economy. Financial woes are keeping companies from hiring more workers, growing their business, and increasing their production. These issues are only amplified by a complex, time consuming tax code. Yeah, yeah, we know – tax reform – everyone’s favorite topic. But today, House Republicans voted on …

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Hundreds attend Rep. Palazzo’s Veterans Forums

Communications • July 10, 2014

Rep. Steven Palazzo represents the 4th Congressional District in Mississippi. He hosted two Veterans Forums & Resource Fairs this week and blogged about the experience. As a Marine veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a member of the Mississippi National Guard, one of my top priorities is ensuring Mississippi veterans receive the best service possible. Yet, …

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3 things House Republicans are doing for women

Communications • July 9, 2014

Now, more than ever, women are the primary decision makers in their homes – about health care, their budget, and the work force. Forty-seven percent of the labor force are women, and more than half are the primary income earners for their families. Almost fifty percent are making the family’s financial decisions, and an overwhelming …

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At the pump: the bad and the ugly (because there is no good in record gas prices)

Communications • July 9, 2014

“Gas prices will probably never go back below $3.00 a gallon; $3.50 might be normal and we’re even used to $4.00.” That’s what Yahoo Finance columnist Rick Newman said on Monday. With gas prices reaching a six-year high over the weekend, and with an administration that continues to block America’s energy future, Newman’s prediction won’t …

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Why we should still be concerned about the economy … in one GIF

Communications • July 8, 2014

In President Obama’s economy, “good” news is usually just an indication of bad news. On the one hand, the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent last month. Good news on the surface level. But on the other hand, June marked the 49th month in the last 50 that more jobseekers gave up looking for work than found a …

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Our Christmas in July Wishlist

Communications • July 8, 2014

Right now, Harry Reid is being a major Grinch – taking House-passed jobs bills and letting them pile up on his desk. Or hiding them away in his anti-Christmas cave. But in the spirit of Christmas in July, we’ve created a wish list of bills that would not only strengthen our economy, but create thousands of …

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Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR)

Communications • July 4, 2014

Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) reflects on the Declaration of Independence and our ongoing mission to ensure Americans have a voice in their government and their economy. Now in his second term, Rep. Womack delivers the address from Bentonville Square in the heart of downtown Bentonville – Arkansas’s historic business district. Womack …

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Rep. Huizenga: Reining in the President’s overreach

Communications • July 3, 2014

Checks and balances. The Separation of powers. These are concepts that most fifth graders could explain. These are also concepts that have been lost under President Obama. Since Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2010, the President has sidestepped Congress at will, using his “pen and phone” to give more power to the executive …

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In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Making Life Easier for American Families

July 25, 2014

Washington D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3393, the Student and …

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McMorris Rodgers: Stepping Stones to Succeed

July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling …

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McMorris Rodgers: New Opportunities for Students Everywhere

July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3136, the bipartisan Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act …

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McMorris Rodgers: Solutions for a better life

July 23, 2014

  Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “I want to tell you about some of the people I’ve met with back home in …

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McMorris Rodgers: It is Time to Start Over on Health Care

July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 decision in …

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