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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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7 bad details hiding in June’s jobs report

Communications • July 3, 2014

The June 2014 unemployment report is out today, and while a lot of people are focusing on the big number – the smaller ones paint a more realistic picture of just how bad the economy still is. 1.  For the 49th time in 50 months, more people gave up on the job search than those who …

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Health Care > Health Care

Another day, another Obamacare disappointment

Communications • July 1, 2014

But we can’t say we’re surprised. Today the Department of Health and Human Services Offices of the Inspector General’s released their Obamacare verification report. The Inspector General’s offices were looking at the  2.9 million application inconsistencies caused from health care forms being filled out incorrectly.  They were given the arduous task of examining the application inconsistencies in …

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12 damaging facts you don’t know about the VA scandal

Communications • June 30, 2014

For generations, we’ve made a commitment to veterans –  those who bravely served to protect our way of life. That’s why the scandal at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is an outrage to every American. We know our veterans deserve better because that’s what we promised them. Although President Obama asked for, and received, the resignation …

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Accountability > Oversight

Rep. Boustany: Trust an issue in IRS ‘lost’ emails case

Communications • June 26, 2014

What do your mom, your doctor, and the IRS have in common? They all know specific, revealing, and very personal information about you. But only the IRS has the power to subject you to expensive, terrifying investigations that could lead to jail. That’s why, when the IRS targets political groups just because it doesn’t like …

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Jobs > Security > Jobs and the Economy

Let’s talk about… Energy and Jobs

Communications • June 25, 2014

Over half of American homes are powered by natural gas, whether it’s for heating, cooking, or a warm shower. And while natural gas was once scarce in America, we are now the biggest natural gas provider in the world. In fact, U.S. natural gas production is expected to increase 56% by 2040 – at this rate, natural gas …

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Middle Class Squeeze > Jobs

But they told us Obamacare would prevent a shrinking economy

Communications • June 25, 2014

The U.S. economy dramatically shrank in the first three months of this year, its weakest performance since early 2009. The report was much worse than what everybody thought, including the White House. Just two months ago, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obamacare would actually prevent a poor economic output this year. Today’s report should …

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Security > Opportunities

Lowering energy costs puts more money in Americans’ pockets

Communications • June 24, 2014

Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference June 24, 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) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “This week, families in Eastern Washington …

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4 takeaways from House committee on empowering women and working families

Communications • June 23, 2014

The White House Summit on Working Families today focused on giving “modern American families the best chance to succeed at work and at home.”  But the Administration’s proposed formula for this success is contingent on one thing: more government regulation. This approach will do nothing to solve the problems facing working women and families. Last Wednesday, the House …

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In The News

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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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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