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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

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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Accountability

VA claims patient neglect didn’t affect care

Communications • June 23, 2014

“Here’s what is really disturbing,” said John Berman, co-host of CNN’s Early Start. “The VA admits patients were neglected, but denies that this mistreatment had any impact on their health.” Have you or someone you know been impacted by the VA’s mismanagement? Tell your story as House Republicans continue working to make sure veterans receive the …

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Weekly Republican Address: Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)

Communications • June 21, 2014

This week, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) talked about jobs and America’s abundant energy resources as he delivered the Weekly Republican Address. He gave the address from his hearing room, where the committee has approved bills the House will take up next week to help create jobs and make the most …

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Health Care

Weren’t premiums supposed to go down?

Communications • June 20, 2014

President Obama has made a lot of promises about the benefits of Obamacare, but the loudest and latest has been about lower premium costs. “You should know that once we have fully implemented, you’re going to be able to buy insurance through a pool so that you can get the same good rates as a group that if …

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Morning Joe panel mocks Lerner’s lost emails

Communications • June 19, 2014

The story from the IRS that Lois Lerner’s emails could be lost forever doesn’t pass the smell test, even for MSNBC’s Morning Joe. A panel this morning struggled to get through the segment without constant laughter, despite co-host Mika Brezinski’s best efforts.  “Let’s all keep a straight face while I read this news story,” she said. Joe …

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Accountability > Oversight

VIDEO: We Are Waiting

Communications • June 18, 2014

Last year, when it was revealed to Congress that the IRS was responsible for the targeting of conservative groups, President Obama said his administration would “work hand-in-hand with Congress to get this thing fixed.” This week, that promise was broken when the IRS claimed it could not produce two years of emails from Lois Lerner …

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Middle Class Squeeze > Jobs > Jobs and the Economy

Let’s make Americans’ lives better

Communications • June 18, 2014

“Let’s focus on solutions that get people back to work, that help Americans find good-paying jobs, and that make their lives better.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference June 18, 2014  Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) Chair McMorris …

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Recovery Summer?

Communications • June 17, 2014

Four years ago today, the White House kicked off Recovery Summer with a series of events highlighting tens of thousands of projects around the country to get Americans back to work. Here’s the problem: Americans are still waiting for a “Recovery Summer.” For too many, an economic recovery seems as distant as a U.S. World Cup …

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In The News

McMorris Rodgers: Our Veterans Are the Priority

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, …

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GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower

July 31, 2014

“Women have transformed America… We are working for them. We are listening to them. And we are championing them.” GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower July …

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Protecting the American People from Executive Overreach

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H. Res. 676, which provides …

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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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