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Policy Feature Issue: August Jobs Report

Policy • September 10, 2013

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its August monthly jobs report.  Though nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, the unemployment rate decreased only slightly to 7.3%.[1]  The August jobs report suggests that our country’s anemic economic recovery shows no signs of improving.  Although overall nonfarm employment grew during the month …

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New Normal?

Communications • September 9, 2013

The most recent jobs report shows lackluster job growth, a shrinking workforce, and long-term joblessness are hallmarks of the new normal in President Obama’s economy. Americans want a strong economy and a more secure future, and the House Republican plan lays the groundwork for one with new jobs and expanded opportunity.

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Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) Delivers the Weekly Republican Address

Communications • August 31, 2013

In this week’s address, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) discusses the struggles of American small business owners and the roadblocks they face from Washington. From President Obama’s unaffordable health care law to delaying construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the policies stifling job creation must stop. House Republicans offer a plan to break down the roadblocks …

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Obama’s Rhetoric Has Not Been Kind to Galesburg

Communications • July 25, 2013

The Chicago Tribune came out with an article today entitled, “In Galesburg, Few Signs of a U.S. Recovery Taking Hold,” featuring the same town in which President Obama delivered one of his speeches yesterday.  And as the President continues to deliver the same prepared remarks – offering no new ideas – towns like Galesburg are …

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Policy Feature Issue: The Real Economic Progress Report

Policy • July 25, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama pivoted back to jobs for the 17th time since he took office.  In an effort to tout his economic record, the President has refocused his efforts by pointing to declining unemployment.  But in reality, the President has presided over the weakest economic recovery since World War II, exacerbated by his own policies.  …

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The Real State of the Economy

Communications • July 24, 2013

Today the President heads to Illinois to make his 19th pivot (read them all here) to jobs and the economy since taking office. Below are a few facts and figures on what the Obama Economy has produced for the middle class to date. Economic Facts  The latest jobs report continues to show the economy plodding along …

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Obama’s 19th Pivot to Jobs and the Economy

Communications • July 24, 2013

Today, the President travels to Illinois to make his 19th pivot to jobs and the economy taking office. DECEMBER 2009:  SIREN: White House plans ‘very hard pivot to jobs’ next month – Politico JANUARY 2010:  “A sustained and relentless focus over the next several months on accelerating the pace of job creation, because that’s priority …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • July 23, 2013

This week the President has decided to once again shift his focus back to jobs and the economy. Welcome to the conversation, Mr. President! House Republicans have never lost our focus on jobs. We have a plan to secure the future for all Americans by expanding opportunity, not expanding government.

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Rep. Tim Griffin and Rep. Todd Young Deliver the Weekly Republican Address (VIDEO)

Communications • July 20, 2013

In this week’s address, Rep. Tim Griffin (AR) and Rep. Todd Young (IN) discuss their legislation to delay both the employer and individual mandates in ObamaCare. The House passed these bills, taking action to ensure fairness for all Americans. We urge Senate Democrats to take up these measures and work with us.

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Reps. Griffin (AR) & Young (IN) to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address (PHOTO)

Communications • July 19, 2013

Speaker Boehner announced yesterday that Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) and Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address tomorrow, Saturday, July 20. Here’s a behind the scenes look of the congressmen at the joint address, in which they’ll discuss their legislation to delay both the employer mandate and individual mandate in ObamaCare. It’s …

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