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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

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Final Countdown… Again.

Communications • September 30, 2014

 The second Open Enrollment period for Obamacare is around the corner (starting November 15) — but Americans are still confused, and the Obama administration is still unprepared. In a recent survey by the Associated Press, the Affordable Care Act ranked as the most complicated political issue — even outranking Social Security financing and the Federal …

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On National Coffee Day, we compare some numbers

Communications • September 29, 2014

Today is National Coffee Day — a chance to celebrate the liquid caffeine that so many Americans rely on every day. Reportedly 83% of American adults drink coffee, a number that’s growing every year. But here’s a more shocking realization: According to a new study by the Republican Senate Budget Committee, more American adults drink coffee than have a …

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1 in 4 Americans – that’s a lot

Communications • September 26, 2014

A new chart from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working. Out of the 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years, 28.9 million (nearly a quarter!) are not currently employed. Over two-thirds of all labor force …

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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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In The News

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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A Solution to Help Working Families

November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the Senate passed S. 1086, the Child Care and Development …

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A Team Ready to Make the Future Better

November 13, 2014

“It’s no longer about Left versus Right. It’s not even about Republican versus Democrat. It’s about the past versus the future.” Republican Leadership Press Conference …

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