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What college means for today’s students

Communications • October 22, 2014

Fall is in full swing  — which for college students brings a new semester of classes, football and midterms. But for many students, college comes with a hefty price tag.  The rising cost of higher education has grown into a crisis of unprecedented proportions. According to USA Today, “Total student loan debt was $240 billion in 2003, …

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5 Points

Communications • October 2, 2014

For the past several months, Speaker of the House John Boehner has traveled the country to discuss his “Five Points for Resetting America’s Economic Foundation.” These five points are simple and straightforward: ·      Address the debt. ·      Reform the tax code. ·      Fix the legal system.  ·      Rein in excessive regulations. ·      Strengthen education. …

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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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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Making college more affordable for everyone

Rep Peter Roskam • September 2, 2014

Rep. Peter Roskam represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Below is an excerpt from an op-ed he published today at mySuburbanLife.com. Summer has ended and that means it’s back to school time for families across the country. For those parents who recently loaded up the car and dropped their kids off at college, …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Budget | Families | Jobs and the Economy

Solving back-to-school stress

Communications • August 18, 2014

Families across the country are gearing up for the first day of school. New backpacks, sharpened pencils, and back-to-school outfits are filling wish lists – and emptying wallets. Back-to-school spending is estimated to total $26.5 billion this year, a slight decrease from 2013. And the buck doesn’t stop there. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Expenditures …

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Health Care > Jobs > Opportunities > Middle Class Squeeze > #StuckInTheSenate | Education | Energy | Health Care | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity | Veterans

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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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

Communications • 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 Act, which encourages the use of blended learning in the classroom. “In the past few years we’ve seen an increase in the number of classrooms integrating technology – and these …

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Opportunities > Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

McMorris Rodgers: Our Veterans Are the Priority

Communications • 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, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, sponsored by House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL).   “For too long our veterans have encountered obstacle after obstacle navigating the …

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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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Opportunities > Jobs > #StuckInTheSenate | Jobs and the Economy

One thing I learned at my first job

Rep Keith Rothfus • July 29, 2014

What was your first job? Some of my first jobs as a teenager were delivering newspapers, bagging groceries, and flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. My route as a 13-year-old newspaper delivery boy included 30 homes on weekdays and 75 homes on weekends. I still remember biking on muggy summer mornings and trudging through blizzard-like conditions to make …

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