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10 things to keep the IRS in check

Communications • July 16, 2014

One of the government’s most powerful agencies has recently proven to be one of the  most incompetent and corrupt as well. That’s right, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite – the IRS.  So this week, House Republicans addressed the agency’s misconduct through the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 5016). Here are 10 things H.R. 5016 will do to …

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Making the internet free!

Communications • July 16, 2014

Talking about the importance of the internet on the internet is ironic. But it’s worth noting the opportunities internet access brings to our lives. As Americans become increasingly reliant on mobile technology and on-the-go internet access, there are many state and local governments who see an opportunity to make money with a new tax. This approach is not …

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VIDEO: But wait, there’s more…

Communications • July 15, 2014

“Dealing with the federal government is not always high tech, and it’s not always user friendly.” — President Barack Obama, July 8, 2013 You can say that again. From the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov to vanishing emails at the IRS and the EPA, this entire Administration is riddled with glitches. But wait, there’s more: on …

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10 Supreme Court decisions (from this term) that you should know

Communications • July 15, 2014

Photo credit to Mark Fischer. Used under the CC BY-SA 2.0 License. No single branch of our government has absolute authority. Each can check the other — and that’s a good thing. During the Supreme Court’s most recent term, which ended earlier this month, the justices issued more than 70 decisions on a variety of …

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Remember Bill?

Communications • July 14, 2014

Remember Bill? He was the star of the 1974 hit “I’m Just a Bill” by Schoolhouse Rock. During the three-minute episode, Bill explains the steps that must be taken for him to reach his ultimate goal of becoming a law. “Well, it’s a long, long journeyTo the capital cityIt’s a long, long waitWhile I’m sitting in …

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President Obama delivers more words, less work

Communications • July 14, 2014

Words, words, words. President Obama is giving us a lot of those – but not much else. This week in the Wall Street Journal, Mortimer Zuckerman, chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News and World Report, examined some of President Obama’s most recent claims about the U.S. economy and found a lot between his well-crafted …

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How is Obamacare doing 10 months later?

Communications • July 14, 2014

Ten months ago the Obama Administration began the implementation of Obamacare by rolling out a dysfunctional website. Republicans warned that while the website could be fixed it is the actual law that will hurt Americans across the nation. Fast forward to today, Obamacare is still not what was promised. Hard-working families are facing higher premiums, loss …

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Rep. Marchant: The time for excuses has long passed – Americans deserve real answers from the IRS

Communications • July 11, 2014

Rep. Kenny Marchant represents the 24th Congressional District of Texas. He sits on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight and last month heard from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about lost emails central to the committee’s investigation on the targeting of conservative groups. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) holds immense power to invade and …

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How a little tax bill would create jobs – seriously.

Communications • July 10, 2014

American workers and business owners are struggling under our current economy. Financial woes are keeping companies from hiring more workers, growing their business, and increasing their production. These issues are only amplified by a complex, time consuming tax code. Yeah, yeah, we know – tax reform – everyone’s favorite topic. But today, House Republicans voted on …

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Hundreds attend Rep. Palazzo’s Veterans Forums

Communications • July 10, 2014

Rep. Steven Palazzo represents the 4th Congressional District in Mississippi. He hosted two Veterans Forums & Resource Fairs this week and blogged about the experience. As a Marine veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a member of the Mississippi National Guard, one of my top priorities is ensuring Mississippi veterans receive the best service possible. Yet, …

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Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation …

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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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