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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Communications • February 11, 2016

Yesterday, President Obama took a trip down memory lane to the place where it all began in Springfield, Illinois. He gave an address to the Illinois General Assembly in the same place he touted a message of “hope” and “change” in 2008. Sadly, the American people have seen that message of “hope” translate into a …

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Welcome Home, Sam Johnson

COMMUNICATIONS • February 12, 2016

On this day in 1973, Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) was freed during Operation Homecoming from “Alcatraz”, a facility in North Vietnam near the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” He spent nearly seven years as a prisoner of war, having been tortured and placed in solitary confinement for 42 months. “Freedom isn’t free,” says Johnson. “It has a …

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TODAY’S SPECIAL: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act

Communications • February 12, 2016

What’s on the menu in the People’s House today?  The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act — here’s  the full scoop: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the sponsor of this bill that passed on the House floor moments ago, wrote an op-ed published on The Hill’s Congress Blog that explains what the bill is, what the bill …

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ICYMI: In USA Today, Republican Chairmen Blast Obama’s Legacy of Secrecy

Communications • February 10, 2016

As the Supreme Court moved to block the administration’s efforts to wage war on coal, just across the street the House Republicans are fighting another battle: a battle against President Obama’s top-down government. The “most transparent administration in history” has anything but transparent, and several House Committee Chairmen — Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Ed Royce (R-CA), Jeff Miller (R-FL), Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) …

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Opportunities > Empowerment

Restoring Power Back to the People 

Communications • February 10, 2016

McMorris Rodgers: “We certainly hear the frustrations of Americans across this country. We know it’s because the citizens don’t feel their priorities are being reflected by a top-down, “government knows best” approach.” Republican Leadership Press Conference: February 10, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair …

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McMorris Rodgers on President Obama’s Last Budget

Communications • February 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget proposal. “House Republicans are offering America a choice as we move forward in 2016.  In our positive vision for the future, every American feels secure in their lives and futures – because …

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Jobs > Security

An Historic Opportunity

Rep. Devin Nunes • May 22, 2015

Congress is currently debating trade promotion authority, whose passage is a vital step in approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a landmark free-trade agreement between the United States and eleven other nations. Further down the road we will finish negotiations on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free-trade agreement between the United States and …

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Jobs > innovation

McMorris Rodgers: Empowering American Innovators

Communications • May 19, 2015

“I’m reminded that the world’s greatest ideas begin with people. They begin with creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world.” Republican Leadership Press Conference May 19, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn …

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Answering the Small Business SOS

Rep. Steve Chabot • May 8, 2015

This is National Small Business Week, a great time to consider the role small businesses play in communities across America and their invaluable place at the center of the American economy. With small businesses accounting for more than half of our GDP and comprising over 99 percent of America’s employers, it’s clear the future of …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Accountability

This Week in 5 Videos

Communications • May 1, 2015

One of the most important constitutional duties of the House of Representatives is to allocate how federal agencies spend tax dollars — the process of “appropriations.” The House this week began this process at the earliest time in the calendar year since 1974. Watch what else happened in the House with these five videos: 1.  Rep. Trey Gowdy …

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Jobs > GDP

A Big GDP Disappointment

Communications • April 30, 2015

The first quarter of the year wrapped up March 31, and the final information on how America’s economy performed was released this week. Economists are calling it a “big disappointment.” U.S. Gross Domestic Product, one of the best ways to gauge economic performance, only grew 0.2% from January 1 to March 31. Compared with 2.2% growth last quarter, …

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Jobs > Budget

A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America

Rep. John Moolenaar • April 30, 2015

The 2016 federal budget resolution will set the guard rails for federal spending and is a step in the right direction for our country. For the first time in years, both chambers of Congress will adopt a resolution for a balanced budget. Families across my home state of Michigan tighten their belts when there is …

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100 Days: Empowering All Americans

Communications • April 22, 2015

“In the first 100 days, the new Republican Majority has empowered the individual. We’ve put people above politics. And we’ve worked together to get things done. This is why we’re here.” Republican Leadership Press Conference April 22, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy …

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Accountability > Jobs > Accountability | IRS | Jobs and the Economy | Oversight

This Week in 5 Videos

Communications • April 17, 2015

This week, while families around the country filed their taxes, House Republicans were hard at work, passing bills to stop IRS abuse, protect American taxpayers, and empower family-businesses. It’s Tax Week, in 5 videos: 1. On Wednesday, the House unanimously passed seven bills, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, aimed at  protecting hardworking Americans from IRS abuse. …

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Republicans are Protecting the Middle Class

Rep. Kevin Brady • April 16, 2015

H.R. 622, The State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act, which makes the state and local sales tax deduction permanent, will bring much-needed tax fairness and certainty for hardworking taxpayers in states without a state income tax. It will put more of the hard-earned money back into the pockets of people in states like …

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