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American Solutions

The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

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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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • July 23, 2014

“Our American Solutions – the ones we pass every day – are based on the promise of a better life for every single person in this country.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 23, 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) …

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Jobs

10 reasons Senate Democrats should act on House-passed jobs bills

Communications • July 22, 2014

If there was any question about who the most powerful man in Washington is… More so than House Speaker John A. Boehner or even President Obama, it is Mr. Reid, a Nevada Democrat in his eighth year as majority leader, who has the most single-handed power to shape what gets done and what falls to the wayside …

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Behind the scenes: getting a flag flown over the US Capitol

Communications • July 21, 2014

The story goes like this: in 1937, a Member of Congress — name not listed now — asked for a flag that had been flown over the US Capitol. Now, every year, Americans request more than 100,000 flags flown in the same way through the Capitol Flag Program. It’s a straightforward system: you contact the …

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Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy

Solutions for higher prices? House Republicans have quite a few to choose from.

Communications • July 18, 2014

If you feel like you’re spending more on groceries, gasoline, utilities, and healthcare – you’re not alone. Over half of Americans say they’re spending more on everyday costs. Fifty-nine percent report spending more on groceries, 58% report spending more on gasoline, and 45% report spending more on utilities. And not to mention health care costs which – …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Guest Post by Rep. Susan Brooks: Helping students fill in-demand technology positions

Communications • July 18, 2014

By 2020, there will be 9.2 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs in the United States of America. House Republicans are determined to make sure we graduate students ready to fill these in-demand and high-paying positions. That’s why this week we passed Representative Lamar Smith’s (R-TX) bipartisan STEM Education Act. This bill broadens …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

Looking for Bill?

Communications • July 17, 2014

Earlier this week, House Republicans re-introduced you to Schoolhouse Rock star Bill. And if you’ve been looking for him, we know where you can find him. After passing through the House, he and his friends have been sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. Here are a few bills who are stuck over there right now - despite their potential to create thousands of …

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Empowerment > Health Care

Obamacare could ruin home health care

Communications • July 17, 2014

Right now, 3.5 million seniors get the health care they need in their homes. But thanks to Obamacare, that could soon change. Home health care reduces emergency room visits and hospitalizations. It helps seniors stay in their homes – and it saves billions of dollars annually. But over the next four years, President Obama’s health care law will …

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In The News

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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