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Chairman Fred Upton Delivers the Weekly Republican Address (VIDEO)

Communications • October 26, 2013

In this week’s address, Chairman Fred Upton explains how the problems with Obamacare are more than just website glitches. From broken promises to special waivers, House Republicans are actively conducting thoughtful oversight of this law, while at the same time crafting patient-centered solutions to improve healthcare for all Americans. We want to hear your stories, …

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Smooth Sailing for America’s Waterways

Communications • October 23, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA):  “America’s ports and waterways are an integral part of what makes this country great. Our ports are the source of $1.4 trillion in trade, and our …

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Policy Feature Issue: September Jobs Report

Policy • October 22, 2013

On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its September monthly jobs report.  Though nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in September, the unemployment rate decreased only slightly to 7.2%.[1]  The September jobs report is yet another sign that our nation’s economic recovery is weak.  Although overall nonfarm employment grew during the month of …

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Obamacare Exchange Chat

Communications • October 22, 2013

The following is a real chat between a potential customer and an Obamacare representative [09:33:52 am]:  Please be patient while we’re helping other people. [09:33:57 am]: Welcome! You’re now connected to Health Insurance Marketplace Live Chat. Thanks for contacting us. My name is Dean. To protect your privacy, please don’t provide any personal information, like Social …

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Obamacare is Hitting Home

Communications • October 14, 2013

Since the Obamacare exchanges opened on October 1st, Americans all across the country are feeling the real effects of the Affordable Care Act.  George Pitts of New Mexico used to pay $139.63 per month for his health insurance, now due to Obamacare, his cheapest option for health insurance costs $431. Robert Hare of Albuquerque was …

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Chairman Buck McKeon Delivers the Weekly Republican Address (VIDEO)

Communications • October 12, 2013

In this week’s address, Chairman Buck McKeon describes how both parties came together this week to make sure that the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country were given the benefits they deserve. This bipartisanship should continue, both as we look towards ways at reopening our entire government, and as we …

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Policy Feature Issue: History of Debt Limit Increases

Policy • October 12, 2013

Since 1978, the debt limit has been raised fifty-three times.[1]  Twenty-seven of these increases have been accompanied by additional legislative action.[2]  Both Congress and the President have used debt limit extensions to extract policy concessions. Facts You Need to Know: Total federal debt subject to the debt limit is more than 100% of national GDP.[3]  …

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Policy Feature Issue: History of Lapses in Federal Funding

Policy • October 9, 2013

Between 1976 and 2012, there were 17 lapses in Federal funding, a number of which resulted in full or partial government shutdowns.[1]  Despite the rhetoric coming from the Administration, these lapses were initiated by both parties, often as a result of policy disputes.  Archived news articles on the various funding gaps suggest one consistent theme: …

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Health Care > Health Care

A Bad Product

Communications • October 7, 2013

With the Obamacare insurance exchanges opening last week, Democrats are in an all-out sales pitch pushing Americans to sign up for health care. Republicans don’t think Americans should be forced to sign up for something that isn’t even working. Democrats on the other hand, think you should be fined if you don’t. Obamacare Is A …

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They Said It

Communications • October 4, 2013

Over the past week, multiple Democrats have indicated that they are more interested in playing politics than actually governing. If Democrats were truly concerned about reopening the government, they would come to the negotiating table instead of saying the following: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us (how long the shutdown lasts).” A senior …

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In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Americans Deserve an Explanation

December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held …

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McMorris Rodgers: The President Must Be Held Accountable

December 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach …

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We Need a Permanent Solution — Not a Quick Fix

November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement tonight after President Obama’s announcement to act unilaterally on immigration …

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Creating Jobs and Reviving American Manufacturing

November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 4795, the Promoting New …

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Pursuing a Bold and Firm Strategy in Iran

November 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after passage of H. Res. 754, Condemning the Government …

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