In this week's Republican address, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) shares stories from seniors in his district who, because of the new health care law, have already lost access to the doctors and plans they like -- something the president repeatedly promised would not happen.With this law continuing to wipe out options for seniors, Rep. Rooney joins House Republican leaders in urging the president to address these problems before it is too late.
Americans continue to suffer the effects of stagnant economic growth and a health care law that isn't working. Another unilateral delay won't fix Obamacare. It's time for President to get serious and work with Congress to find real solutions to get America back to work.
This week's Conference One-Minute of the Week comes from Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, who declared that if the President were truly serious about an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy, he would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
House Republicans have never lost our focus on growing our economy and getting people back to work. We're ready to work with the President in areas where we find common ground in order to fix health care, lower energy costs and help Americans take home more of their paychecks.
A good place to start would be the dozens of House-passed jobs bills currently stuck in the U.S. Senate, like the SKILLS Act, or our bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Echoing a letter House Republican leaders sent to President Obama yesterday, the Weekly Republican Address for February 1, 2014 features four House Republicans discussing areas of common ground to help create jobs, expand opportunities, and build an America that works for everyone.Doing the honors are Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee."To move our economy forward, we must work together on those issues where we can find common ground," Chairman Upton said. "The House has acted on several bipartisan bills that will create jobs, embrace our energy abundance, and help improve the health and quality of life for American families.""People are tired of the endless political rhetoric from Washington," Rep. Roby said. "Americans want leaders who will be real with them and talk about ways to fix the problems they are facing. I'm proud to join my fellow Republicans to discuss policy ideas on which both sides should be able to agree.""I urge the president to support areas of mutual interest, like the bipartisan, bicameral Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act -- a bill that I authored to help some of our nation's most vulnerable children," Rep. Harper said."House Republicans are focused on creating new opportunities for anyone looking to improve their life with a higher paying job or more useful education," Rep. Brooks said. "I look forward to joining my colleagues as we discuss common sense steps to make life better for families across America."
This week's One-Minute of the Week comes from Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, who told the House how the Obama Administration has shut down a coal-fired power plant in his district, killing over 100 jobs.
House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke at a press conference today at the start of the House Republican Issues Conference, addressing Republican solutions to help more people get back to work, improve people's lives, and secure a positive future for all Americans.