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Happy Friday!

Communications • September 12, 2014

And yet a Not-So-Happy-Friday for job-seekers around the country. This week, 315,000 Americans applied for unemployment aid – an 11,000 increase from last week and the highest it’s been all summer. This increase in unemployment aid applications, combined with the worst job creation numbers we’ve seen all year is not a good equation for those out of …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Advancing Solutions to Grow Our Local Economy – Not Washington’s

Communications • September 9, 2014

“We are advancing solutions to grow our local economies from the bottom up with more good-paying jobs to bring people greater opportunities.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference September 9, 2014 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 …

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Advancing Solutions to Grow Our Local Economies – Not Washington’s

Communications • September 9, 2014

“We are advancing solutions to grow our local economies from the bottom up with more good-paying jobs to bring people greater opportunities.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference September 9, 2014 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 …

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Recent college graduates are still waiting…

Communications • September 8, 2014

As college students all across the country begin a new school year, they do so with the promise of a better, brighter future. Unfortunately, far too many college graduates today are struggling to find a job and begin their career. According to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the demand for college …

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The August Job Report = the worst numbers we’ve seen all year

Communications • September 5, 2014

Hot off the press: the August report has brought the worst jobs numbers of the year. Ending the six-month trend of 200,000+ job creation, August saw only 142,000 new jobs and a stagnant labor-force participation rate. Employers added well below the (already low) 207,000 a month average in the past three months – 28,000 fewer jobs than previously expected. To fully recover, the …

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#100Biz100Days: Connecting With the American Worker

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick • September 3, 2014

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick serves Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Each summer, I visit 100 businesses in 100 days across my district in Pennsylvania to get a firsthand look at our local economy. Meeting with the workers and …

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Weekly Republican Address: Solutions to Bring Jobs Home For America’s Workers

Communications • August 30, 2014

In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) honors Labor Day with a tribute to America’s workers and an update on our efforts to address the challenges they’re facing. “Our solutions will address the sluggish job market and grow our economy over the long run,” he says, noting that “more than 40 good jobs …

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Growing economic concerns? House Republicans understand

Communications • August 27, 2014

A new economic survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation revealed that concern for the economy is growing – and Americans are looking at their leaders to solve the problem. Eighty-three percent of survey respondents agreed that the national debt is an issue that President Obama and Congress should be spending more time addressing, and 64% say …

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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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Rep. Diane Black: The Possibilities of a “Governing Party”

Communications • August 13, 2014

This week on “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked guests their thoughts on a Republican-controlled Senate. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) responded in “The Hill” by  pointing out the work House Republicans have accomplished, often in bipartisan fashion, compared to the Democratic-controlled Senate. “On a recent edition of Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked his …

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