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At the pump: the bad and the ugly (because there is no good in record gas prices)

Jonathan Gallegos • July 9, 2014

“Gas prices will probably never go back below $3.00 a gallon; $3.50 might be normal and we’re even used to $4.00.” That’s what Yahoo Finance columnist Rick Newman said on Monday. With gas prices reaching a six-year high over the weekend, and with an administration that continues to block America’s energy future, Newman’s prediction won’t …

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Why we should still be concerned about the economy … in one GIF

Jonathan Gallegos • July 8, 2014

In President Obama’s economy, “good” news is usually just an indication of bad news. On the one hand, the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent last month. Good news on the surface level. But on the other hand, June marked the 49th month in the last 50 that more jobseekers gave up looking for work than found a …

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Our Christmas in July Wishlist

Communications • July 8, 2014

Right now, Harry Reid is being a major Grinch – taking House-passed jobs bills and letting them pile up on his desk. Or hiding them away in his anti-Christmas cave. But in the spirit of Christmas in July, we’ve created a wish list of bills that would not only strengthen our economy, but create thousands of …

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7 bad details hiding in June’s jobs report

Communications • July 3, 2014

The June 2014 unemployment report is out today, and while a lot of people are focusing on the big number – the smaller ones paint a more realistic picture of just how bad the economy still is. 1.  For the 49th time in 50 months, more people gave up on the job search than those who …

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McMorris Rodgers: Modernizing North American Energy Infrastructure

Communications • June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the House passage today of H.R. 3301, the bipartisan North American Energy Infrastructure Act,which modernizes the approval process for cross-border oil and natural gas pipelines as well as electric transmission lines. “We must come together to make it easier to expand energy infrastructure projects that …

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McMorris Rodgers: This is Our Moment to Lead

Communications • June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, which will expedite liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to America’s allies abroad. “As the largest natural gas producer in the world, this is America’s moment to …

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Let’s talk about… Energy and Jobs

Communications • June 25, 2014

Over half of American homes are powered by natural gas, whether it’s for heating, cooking, or a warm shower. And while natural gas was once scarce in America, we are now the biggest natural gas provider in the world. In fact, U.S. natural gas production is expected to increase 56% by 2040 – at this rate, natural gas …

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But they told us Obamacare would prevent a shrinking economy

Jonathan Gallegos • June 25, 2014

The U.S. economy dramatically shrank in the first three months of this year, its weakest performance since early 2009. The report was much worse than what everybody thought, including the White House. Just two months ago, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obamacare would actually prevent a poor economic output this year. Today’s report should …

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Let’s make Americans’ lives better

Communications • June 18, 2014

“Let’s focus on solutions that get people back to work, that help Americans find good-paying jobs, and that make their lives better.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference June 18, 2014  Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) Chair McMorris …

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Recovery Summer?

Jonathan Gallegos • June 17, 2014

Four years ago today, the White House kicked off Recovery Summer with a series of events highlighting tens of thousands of projects around the country to get Americans back to work.

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