Half-mast for our heroes

Communications • May 15, 2014

Today, flags at the United States Capitol were lowered to half-mast to honor federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. “This is a day to serve those who serve us,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). “Let us all take time to remember the fallen, …

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Supporting our troops at home and abroad

Communications • May 15, 2014

This week, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) wrapped up a trip to Afghanistan with a bipartisan women’s Congressional delegation. While there, House Republicans visited service members, celebrated Mother’s Day, and toured the country of Afghanistan. Reps.  Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Martha Roby (R-AL), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Niki Tsongas (D-MA), and Susan Davis (D-CA) visit with …

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It’s back!

Communications • May 14, 2014

Almost 3 years have passed since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake closed the Washington Monument. This week, it’s back open for business. Visitors finally have the opportunity to walk up, touch the stone, and take an elevator up 555 feet to see the best view of our nation’s capital. Are you planning a trip to D.C? Find your Member …

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Recognizing American Innovators – Small Business Week 2014

Communications • May 13, 2014

Small businesses play a vital role in America’s economy. Every year since 1963, the United States has dedicated a week to the contributions of these independent companies and the workers who make them a key part of both national and local economies. May 12 -16, 2014 marks the 51st annual  National Small Business Week. Today, there an estimated 27 million small …

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Jobs

House Republicans are doing work – and encourage Senate Dems to do the same

Communications • May 12, 2014

In this week’s Republican address, the authors of more than a dozen House-passed jobs bills call on President Obama and Senate Democrats to act and match the House’s focus on the economy. Each of these bills are aimed at creating jobs, strengthening the American economy, and easing the squeeze for hard-working Americans. These are only …

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Communications • May 11, 2014

Today, we celebrate mothers, and their incredible role in our lives. The biological impact they have is pretty amazing – yet mothers go far beyond that. They are our source of comfort, strength, and example. They have “the world’s toughest job.” The relationship each person has with their mother is personal and individual. This weekend, House Republicans reflected on how …

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Accountability

Committee Spotlight: Chairman Darrell Issa, House Oversight Committee

Policy • May 9, 2014

On May 9, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened a hearing examining employee misconduct at the EPA, and allegations that the agency’s Office of Homeland Security is actively obstructing its Office of Inspector General from conducting investigations.  In this week’s Committee Spotlight, Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) provides a recap of the hearing, plus key clips …

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Empowerment > Opportunity

Opportunity begins in the classroom

Communications • May 8, 2014

Education is the key to a better life and more opportunity. The quality of a child’s education shouldn’t depend on his or her zip code. That’s why, this week, the House will advance the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act. This bill will help students by strengthening the charter school program by enhancing choice, innovation, …

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Jobs

Developing jobs in the U.S. of A.

Communications • May 8, 2014

The American Research Competitive Act has been on the books of American law for over 20 years. However, every year it expires, so Congress has to take the time to renew it. In the spirit of sensibility, House Republicans have introduced a bipartisan bill that would make the extension permanent. But what does that bill really mean for hardworking Americans? Chairman …

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VIDEO: Military Appreciation Month

Communications • May 7, 2014

May is National Military Appreciation Month and we give our thanks to the men and women in uniform that selflessly sacrifice so much to keep our great nation safe.

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McMorris Rodgers: Certainty for American Seniors, Children, and Families

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access …

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McMorris Rodgers: A Budget That Makes People’s Lives Better

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the FY 2016 Budget Resolution, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Empowering Americans With a Balanced Budget

March 24, 2015

“The people are different, but their stories are the same: Obamacare has made their lives worse. That’s why the Balanced Budget for a Stronger America …

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McMorris Rodgers: Setting EPA Standards with Peer Reviewed Research

March 18, 2015

“Our environment is a priority — not only for Americans today, but for those to come long after us. Through peer-reviewed science, the EPA can …

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McMorris Rodgers: Israel’s Election Reaffirms Our Friendship and Priorities

March 18, 2015

“Now, as Israeli society pulls together after this hard-fought election, so too should the United States and Israel recommit to their close partnership and undiminished …

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