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What We’re Doing for the 8.7 Million Still Unemployed

Communications • January 9, 2015

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report on the status of the American workforce. The report outlines how many Americans remain unemployed, the status of wages, and how many people are part of the labor force. The good news from the December report? 252,000 jobs were added, and the unemployment rate went down to 5.6%. …

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McMorris Rodgers: Americans Have Spoken. It’s Time To Build.

Communications • January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act: “It has been 2,303 days since the Keystone XL Pipeline project was submitted. Americans are tired of waiting. At the same time people are struggling to find high-quality …

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Time To Build

Rep. Kevin Cramer • January 9, 2015

It’s been over six years, or 2,303 days, since the application to construct the Keystone XL pipeline was submitted for a presidential permit. In the time elapsed, this project has become the most studied pipeline in human history, with more than 22,000 pages of environmental review completed. Yet with the U.S. House set to vote …

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McMorris Rodgers: Putting People First

Communications • January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act of 2015: “We begin the first week of America’s New Congress by empowering millions of Americans that have seen their paychecks cut because of Obamacare’s harmful 30-hour …

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Full Time = 40 Hours

Rep. Todd Young • January 8, 2015

Of all of the unintended consequences of Obamacare—and there are plenty to go around—perhaps the most egregious is the number of people who are losing hours at work.  Working fewer hours, of course, means making bringing home a smaller paycheck, and the hourly employees most affected tend to need that money the most.  Somewhat ironically, …

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New Year, New Congress

Communications • January 7, 2015

Republican Leadership Press Conference January 7, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: “Today …

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McMorris Rodgers: Hiring More Heroes – A Sign Of What’s To Come

Communications • January 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 22 the Hire More Heroes Act, which will make it easier for veterans to find good-paying, high-quality jobs by exempting those covered by VA or TRICARE from Obamacare’s employer mandate. “Our nation’s heroes have …

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Weekly GOP Address: Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Communications • January 3, 2015

This week, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) delivers the first Weekly Republican Address of 2015. Speaking from Springfield, the capital of Illinois, Rep. Davis discusses America’s New Congress and its focus on jobs and opportunity. He also discusses his bipartisan legislation to help small businesses hire more of America’s veterans. Transcript Happy New Year, everyone.  I’m Congressman …

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2014: Looking Back

Communications • December 31, 2014

It’s been an exciting year for House Republicans. Advancing hundreds of pro-growth, commonsense bills  — passing 742 — and pursuing solutions that will put Americans back to work while lowering costs at home have kept us quite busy. But our work is far from over (in fact, we’re just getting started), but as we prepare to ring …

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Our Christmas Wishlist

Communications • December 23, 2014

We can’t help but get excited about the holiday season — so we’re making our list and checking it twice. Our wishlist is filled with solutions the American people have been asking for — solutions that will create jobs, strengthen our economy, ease the squeeze on every day items, and cut federal red tape. Here’s …

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