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Our solutions are simple: they empower people

Communications • July 15, 2014

Republican Leadership Press Conference “Our American Solutions are simple: they empower people with more jobs and greater opportunity. Period.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 15, 2014 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. Steve …

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President Obama delivers more words, less work

Communications • July 14, 2014

Words, words, words. President Obama is giving us a lot of those – but not much else. This week in the Wall Street Journal, Mortimer Zuckerman, chairman and editor in chief of U.S. News and World Report, examined some of President Obama’s most recent claims about the U.S. economy and found a lot between his well-crafted …

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How a little tax bill would create jobs – seriously.

Communications • July 10, 2014

American workers and business owners are struggling under our current economy. Financial woes are keeping companies from hiring more workers, growing their business, and increasing their production. These issues are only amplified by a complex, time consuming tax code. Yeah, yeah, we know – tax reform – everyone’s favorite topic. But today, House Republicans voted on …

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Americans are stuck – but it doesn’t have to be that way

Communications • July 9, 2014

“No matter the person or the profession, the background or the age, the concerns were all the same: people don’t have the opportunities to get ahead.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 9, 2014 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 …

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

Communications • 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

Communications • 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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