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Perfection

Communications • September 26, 2014

It’s only September 26th, but this headline wins the “Least Surprising Headline of the Month” award. It was almost a year ago that Obamacare’s first open enrollment period began. The rollout of healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance website, was…glitchy? We wrote about it again and again and again. As we move into the second open enrollment …

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When Does Washington Get Squeezed?

Speaker John Boehner • September 26, 2014

Republicans are working every day to lower costs at home so that it’s easier for middle-class families to live, save, and invest. On the president’s watch, those things have only gotten tougher.  Prices have gone up while paychecks haven’t.  Hardworking people are left squeezed and often overlooked. Every day, I hear from constituents in Southwest Ohio who …

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Jobs > Opportunities

The Party of Solutions: The Case for a Senate that Works

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. John Thune • September 25, 2014

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, and Senator John Thune is the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Today they published  an op-ed on cnn.com on the importance of a new Senate majority. In homes all across America, working parents struggle to pay their bills at the end of …

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Are we better off than we were 4 years ago? Definitely not

Communications • September 23, 2014

In 1980 Ronald Reagan asked the famous question: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” The question challenged Americans to think about their economic trajectory – and in answering, many realized they needed change and elected Ronald Reagan as President. In the last few weeks, President Obama has asked the same question …

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6 years later… and still no action

Communications • September 19, 2014

Six years ago today TransCanda applied for a permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. And for six years, President Obama has avoided making a decision – despite the fact that the majority of Americans approve building the pipeline. While this behavior is a prime example of the President’s lack of leadership, more notably this …

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What they are saying about the Benghazi Select Committee’s first public hearing

Communications • September 18, 2014

Yesterday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi held their first public hearing.  Two years after the terrorist attacks on the American Embassy in Benghazi,  Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was tasked with finding out the facts from the day four Americans were killed. And here’s the readout: Trey Gowdy’s Unexpected Benghazi Twist “This is exactly what congressional oversight should …

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Let’s hire more heroes

Rep. Rodney Davis • September 18, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis represents Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He sponsored the Hire More Heroes Act which the House will include as part of the Jobs For America Act this week. The failures of Obamacare are almost too great to count – from website glitches and an embarrassing roll-out to increased out-of-pocket expenses and …

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We The People

Communications • September 17, 2014

There were several ways in which House Republicans celebrated Constitution Day. Some recorded videos; others delivered speeches on the House Floor. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) hosted a Google Hangout to share the meaning of the Constitution with students from six schools in his district. House Oversight & Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) tweeted the entire Constitution, 140 characters …

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McMorris Rodgers: America Must Lead the Fight Against ISIL

Communications • 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 the House floor prior to passage of Amendment #3 to H.J. Res. 124, which fulfills the President’s request to train and equip vetted Syrian forces against the terrorist group ISIL: …

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A day to celebrate our Constitution

Rep. Bradley Byrne • September 17, 2014

Constitution Day was formally established by federal law in 2004, but schools, colleges, and civic organizations have been recognizing this special day for decades. Constitution Day is a great opportunity to highlight America’s most important and oldest living document. Our Constitution has always been a symbol of freedom for the United States, as well as …

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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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