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The House Republican Plan for Jobs, Opportunity, and Freedom

Jobs > Middle Class Squeeze > Budget | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity

We’re dealing with a stubborn, out-of-touch President

Communications • August 13, 2014

Yesterday, President Obama told a crowd that the economy has “turned around” since he entered the White House. “And if you think about where we are now economically compared to where we were when I first came into office, we were then losing 800,000 jobs a month. We now are seeing the lowest unemployment claim …

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Health Care > Health Care

Obamacare is more unpopular than ever. 5 reasons why:

Communications • August 12, 2014

Every week there’s another Obamacare headline announcing another failure of the President’s health care program. Americans are starting to take notice. According to a recent survey, Obamcare is “more unpopular than ever” – with over half of Americans viewing Obamacare unfavorably. Pollsters found the sudden change in opinion unusual. Drew Altman, the Chief Executive of the Kaiser …

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How are Americans feeling?

Communications • August 7, 2014

Two words: Fed up. NBC News and Wall Street Journal debuted the findings of their nation-wide poll, and the results showed a lot of very frustrated Americans. – Six out of 10 are dissatisfied with the state of the economy – More than 70% believe America is headed in the wrong direction – Nearly 80% are “down on …

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Empowerment > Jobs > Opportunity

You can’t legislate more hours in the day – but here’s something we can do

Communications • August 7, 2014

Sometimes 24 hours isn’t enough. For working families across America, balancing work and home and children and bills and life – is a lot. But this week, House Republicans presented a package of bills  that will make life easier for a lot of people. Increasing flexibility in the workplace: Unfortunately, there’s no way to add hours to the clock. And, …

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VIDEO: #StuckInTheSenate

Communications • August 6, 2014

347 House-passed bills are stuck in the United States Senate. Dozens of these bills would create good-paying jobs to create a healthy economy. Yet Senator Harry Reid refuses to bring them up for a vote. Do-nothing Congress? More like a Do-nothing Senate.

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Health Care > Health Care

If you like your health care plan…

Communications • August 5, 2014

…it’ll cost you. National Journal reported this morning that those wishing to renew their health care plans will see premium spikes between 30 and 100 percent. And they may not realize it until they receive a bill from the IRS. The reason is tricky to explain, much like our federal health care system. But the bottom …

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5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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Another month… another jobs report

Communications • August 1, 2014

And again, we’re not seeing the numbers America needs to succeed. The Department of Labor reported an unemployment rate of 6.2% (up from last month’s 6.1%) and 9.7 million unemployed Americans (an increase of 200,000). But in actuality, it’s much worse. If you factor in the Americans who have stopped searching for work (2.2 million) and those …

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Immediate Steps the President Could Take to Start Solving the Border Crisis

Communications • July 31, 2014

Courtesy of the House Judiciary Committee President Obama’s policies have caused the crisis at our southern border and he has tools at his disposal to fix it.  Here are several steps the President can take now to stop the surge at the border. Send the strong, public message that those who enter illegally will be …

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Opportunities > Education | Young People

The concerns of students are the concerns of all Americans

Communications • July 31, 2014

Tuition costs are skyrocketing at a rate that outpaces the price of housing, food, and even medical expenses. Since 2004, the price of public four-year colleges and universities has increased by 42%. Since 2009, college students are paying 25% more – and in some states, like California, Florida, and Washington, they’re paying over 50% more. And …

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In The News

Getting More Americans Back to Work

September 19, 2014

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

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McMorris Rodgers: America Must Lead the Fight Against ISIL

September 17, 2014

“When it comes to the safety and security of Americans at home and abroad, Americans must lead.” Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) on …

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A Victory for America’s Working Families

September 15, 2014

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

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McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, …

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McMorris Rodgers: Keep Your Plan if You Like It

September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014, …

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