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Speaker Newt Gingrich • March 13, 2014

Gallup is out with a new poll today about the top problems America faces: “Three issues — unemployment, the economy in general, and dissatisfaction with government — dominate when Americans name the most important problem facing the nation.” (Americans cite jobs, economy, gov’t as top U.S. problems, Rebecca Riffkin, Gallup, 3/13/14) It makes sense… 3.8 …

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5 Things the Keystone XL Pipeline Will Do to Build Our Economy

Communications • March 13, 2014

1) Create 42,100 jobs. ” Construction spending would support a combined total of approximately 42,100 jobs throughout the United States for the up to 2-year construction period.” (Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. State Department, January 2014) 2) Create a more energy independent North America. Construction of the Pipeline would reduce U.S. dependency on non-Canadian foreign oil including oil from …

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February Jobs Report

Policy • March 12, 2014

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its February monthly jobs report.  While nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000, the unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.7 percent.[1]  Moreover, the Labor Force Participation Rate remained at 63.0 percent for the second consecutive month, among its lowest levels since the Carter Administration.[2]  Though the economy …

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February Brings Bad News for the President

Communications • February 4, 2014

Today’s CBO report highlighting the damage the President’s health care law will do combined with the recent State Department report clearing the way for the Keystone XL Pipeline indicate that the President is in for another rough month. Obamacare A brand new report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO)states that Obamacare will reduce the number …

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Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The Country Cannot Afford Another “Year of Action,” The President’s Failed Economy

Policy • January 27, 2014

The President promises us a “Year of Action.”  But, the nation has had four plus years of government action, including an $800 billion stimulus package, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, an EPA regulatory agenda that is putting industries out of business, and record trillion-plus dollar deficits. But, what has that meant for Americans?  The nation is in the …

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Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – The President’s “Year of Action,” The Economic Impact of Minimum Wage Increases

Policy • January 27, 2014

As the economy continues to struggle to create jobs and improve economic opportunity, the Administration continues to push an increase in the federal minimum wage.  Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.[1]  Yet, what these proponents fail to talk …

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Policy Feature Issue: December Jobs Report

Policy • January 14, 2014

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its December monthly jobs report.  Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 74,000, and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent.[1]  However, Labor Force Participation once again dropped to its lowest levels since the Carter Administration (in 1978), as 347,000 Americans dropped out of the workforce.  As was …

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Policy Committee Feature Issue of the Week: Trade

Policy • January 9, 2014

The United States has Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in place with 20 countries.[1]  International Trade has been estimated to support more than 38 million American jobs and account for more than 30 percent of total U.S. GDP.[2]    The United States’ use of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) has been important in securing these agreements, expediting the …

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Policy Feature Issue: November Jobs Report

Policy • December 10, 2013

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its October monthly jobs report.  Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 203,000 in November, and the unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent.[1] However, Labor Force Participation remains at historic highs as an increasing number of Americans continue to leave the workforce.  As has been the case throughout 2013, …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • December 3, 2013

With 11.3 million people still out of work, it’s easy to see that Americans are still struggling to make ends meet in this tough economy. It’s not fair that President Obama and his Democratic allies want to add more worries to their plate this holiday season, like higher health care costs and loss of coverage …

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