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Empowerment > Families

A Victory for America’s Working Families

Communications • 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 and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. “Today the House acted to protect and empower working families all across this country. As the mom of three young children, and the …

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Health Care > Empowerment > Health Care | Opportunity

Embracing 21st Century Cures

Congresswoman Susan Brooks • September 4, 2014

Congresswoman Susan Brooks represents Indiana’s 5th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. She serves on the House Committees on Education & Workforce, Homeland Security, and Ethics. Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Every 17 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. In my home state of Indiana, …

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Empowerment > Accountability | Oversight

President Obama’s Got “No New Friends”

Communications • August 21, 2014

President Obama has earned a reputation of not playing well with others. And while House Republicans have long been vocally frustrated – now even Senate Democrats are speaking out about their inability to work with President Obama. In a recent New York Times article, several Senate Democrats – including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) – …

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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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Empowerment > Families | Opportunity | Women

GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower

Communications • 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 30, 2014 Participants: Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) …

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Opportunities > Jobs > Empowerment > Families | Opportunity

Eliminating marriage penalty in family tax issues, simplifying education credits just makes good sense

Rep Lynn Jenkins and Rep Diane Black • July 25, 2014

Rep Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, and Rep Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act. Both bills passed the House of Representatives this week. Today, they submitted the following op-ed to the Washington Examiner. There are countless blessings for those starting a family, but the financial responsibility can be a …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Education | Opportunity

Empowering students through greater opportunity

Communications • July 24, 2014

College is expensive. Grants and scholarships are hard to navigate. Sitting in a classroom is time consuming. Yet the importance of continued education has never been greater. In our current knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. So this week, House Republicans voted to make higher education …

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Jobs > Empowerment > Jobs and the Economy

McMorris Rodgers: Solutions for a better life

Communications • July 23, 2014

  Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “I want to tell you about some of the people I’ve met with back home in Eastern Washington: our neighbors in Spokane, struggling to find good-paying jobs; the husband who now works just part time; the Gonzaga student who dropped out of college because she cannot …

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Empowerment > Health Care > Health Care | Seniors

Obamacare could ruin home health care

Communications • July 17, 2014

Right now, 3.5 million seniors get the health care they need in their homes. But thanks to Obamacare, that could soon change. Home health care reduces emergency room visits and hospitalizations. It helps seniors stay in their homes – and it saves billions of dollars annually. But over the next four years, President Obama’s health care law will …

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Empowerment > Opportunities > Middle Class Squeeze > Jobs and the Economy | Small Business | Women

3 things House Republicans are doing for women

Communications • July 9, 2014

Now, more than ever, women are the primary decision makers in their homes – about health care, their budget, and the work force. Forty-seven percent of the labor force are women, and more than half are the primary income earners for their families. Almost fifty percent are making the family’s financial decisions, and an overwhelming …

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